Florida Grand Trunk Railway

Florida Grand Trunk Railway

The Florida Grand Trunk Railway Company was incorporated under Florida state law chapter 4255, approved June 3, 1893, empowered to survey, erect, construct, make, build, equip, maintain, lease, use, acquire and operate a railroad or railroads from any point or points on the Atlantic Coast within the State of Florida, south of the 18th degree of latitude, found to be feasible, across the State through the city of Tallahassee, to such point or points on the boundary line between the states of Florida and Alabama as may be found feasible and convenient for a connection with other roads consistent with the scheme of general development, with further power to build such branch line or branch lines as a majority of shareholders may deem desirable and proper, or in lieu or building or constructing any part of its line or branches may purchase, lease or otherwise acquire other railroads or interests in other railroads, the line or lines of which may be located wholly or in part in the line of the designs of the Florida Grand Trunk Railway Company for through traffic to the West, or to improve and facilitate the rapid transportation of the products of the State, or otherwise increase the business of the road.

The act required the railroad to begin construction within two years of its passing, and complete the line within five years. The company would be dissolved after 99 years.

Land grants

The railroad was promised land grants along its line.


The company was owned by J. R. Tysen and H. T. Baya, of Florida, H. McCall of New York, R. Combes of Alabama, and Samuel H. Levy of London.

ee also

* List of defunct Florida railroads

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