Fort Meade Street Railway

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The Fort Meade Street Railway was chartered in January 1886 with a 99-year franchise. It opened on January 1, 1887, to connect the center of Fort Meade and the new Florida Southern Railway depot. The charter granted it the exclusive right-of-way in the town of Fort Meade, Florida, and exempted it from city taxes for ten years. The railroad had two miles of 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge track and owned two cars and two horses. In 1904 the directors were: Max Reif, President: M. M. Loadhollis, Vice-president: W. H. Francis, Secretary: L. B. Flood; E. O. Flood was Treasurer and J. G. Carter, Manager.[1] C. E. Roberts is shown as Vice-president in the 1907 Poor's Manual with the other officers being the same.[2] The general offices were in Fort Meade. Operations ceased in 1913.[3]

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  1. ^ Poor's Manual of the Railroads of the United States (1904 ed.). New York, NY: Poor's Railroad Manual Co. p. 874.
  2. ^ Poor's Manual of the Railroads of the United States (1907 ed.). New York, NY: Poor's Railroad Manual Co. p. 1075.
  3. ^ State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, item 28345