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Vegetable Train

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Vegetable Train 1907

 

Vegetable Train (29 k)

 

The Florida and West Indies Railroad and Steamship Company completed work on this track in 1903. This wood-burning vegetable train ran from Turkey Creek in Hillsborough County south to Palmetto in Manatee County. Farmers would place their vegetables along the track for pick-up by the train. The man with the broom kept the tracks free of gravel.