Southern Railway Florida Central Peninsular

Fine 19th Century Birdseye View Map of Florida and East Coast

Birds Eye View of the Southern Railway and the Florida Central and Peninsular System and their connections.

DESCRIPTION: Brochure for the New Florida Short Line or Southern Railway Florida Central Peninsular System. Verso with a fine full-length color birds-eye view of the company's rail lines across the south-east Atlantic coast and the Gulf Coast. Copyrighted 1893 by Richmond and Danville Railroad Company.

The Richmond and Danville Railroad (R&D) Company was a railroad that operated independently from 1847 until 1894, first in the U.S. state of Virginia and later in nine states. Placed in receivership in 1892, the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company was sold in 1894 and conveyed into the new Southern Railway Company in 1896 and 1897. This explains the apparent contradiction that although the view carries the name of Southern Railway the map is credited to the R&D Railroad.

"The Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad was the final name of a system of railroads throughout Florida, becoming part of the Seaboard Air Line Railway in 1900. The system, including some of the first railroads in Florida, stretched from Jacksonville west through Tallahassee and south to Tampa." (Source:

D.E. Maxwell, General Manager. A.G. MacDonell, General Passenger Agent. F. C. & P. R. R. Jacksonville, Florida.

W.H. Green, General Manager, Eastern System. W.A. Turk, General Passenger Agent. Southern Ry. Washington, D.C.

Published February 10, 1895.

CREATOR: Southern Railway Florida Central Peninsular



BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Clean and bright with no major issues. Two 1" separations at folds repaired archivally. Very presentable.



SIZE: 15 " x 27 "


PRICE: $600


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