First Coast Railroad: This short line began in 2005 using property leased from CSX running between Fernandina Beach, Florida to Seals, Georgia (slightly north of Kingsland) via Yulee, Florida where it interchanges with CSX. The 32-mile line is operated by G&W.
Florida Central Railroad: This Pinsly property has been in operation since 1986 when it acquired from a CSX the remaining section of a former Atlantic Coast Line route northwest of Orlando. In total the road operates about 68 miles. For information regarding employment please visit the railroad's web page. Address: 3001 Orange Avenue, Apopka, Florida 32703.
Florida East Coast Railway: The state's most famous railroad, the Florida East Coast began during September of 1895 as the vision of Henry Flagler. It would eventually connect Jacksonville with Miami, long before Florida grew into the commercial and tourism destination is so well known for today giving the FEC the strategic advantage of serving the state's populated East Coast, which it still enjoys today. To learn more about employment opportunities please visit FEC's website.
Florida Midland Railroad: Another Pinsly line this short line operates to short, disconnected lines totaling 28 miles between Frostproof and West Lake Whales as well as between Winter Haven and Gordonville. For information regarding employment please visit the railroad's web page. Address: 3001 Orange Avenue, Apopka, Florida 32703.
Florida Northern Railroad: This short line is the largest Pinsly property in Florida operating 104 miles via two unconnected routes, Chandler to Lowell as well as from High Springs to Red Level Junction. For information regarding employment please visit the railroad's web page. Address: 3001 Orange Avenue, Apopka, Florida 32703.
Florida West Coast Railroad: This small, independent short line operates only a short segment of remaining trackage around Newberry. The system began on December 13, 1987 purchasing 13 miles of former ACL property from CSX. It is currently owned by CSF Acquisition, Inc. Known address: 416 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693.
Georgia & Florida Railway: This large short line operates around 264 miles of trackage running from Albany, Georgia to Foley, Florida. OmniTRAX acquired the property in 2005 from Georgia & Florida RailNet, renaming it as the Georgia & Florida Railway. For job opportunities please visit the railroad's web page or they may be contacted at: 1019 Coastline Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31705.
Seminole Gulf Railway: This operation is well known by the public for operating excursions and murder mystery dinner trains. It began operations in November of 1987 by acquiring former ACL and SAL property from CSX. The company does operate its own website and its corporate address is: 4110 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 207, Fort Myers, Florida 33916.
|Florida Central Railroad CF7 #56 switches a customer at Winter Haven on April 9, 2007. The unit began its career as Santa Fe F3A #34L in 1948.|
South Central Florida Express, Inc.: Formerly known as South Central Florida Express this privately-owned short line operates 156 miles of track in South Florida. It was long owned by the Brandywine Valley Railroad, which sold the property to the United States Sugar Corporation in 1994. For information about employment please visit U.S. Sugar's website.
Talleyrand Terminal Railroad: This small, terminal road operates just 2 miles and serves the Jacksonville Port Authority while interchanging with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern. It is a G&W property which handles a wide variety of freight.