Lie Down on the Tracks? St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon

I have said this same thing , if they insist and put these dang trains through, lets have every resident of the treasure coast lie down on these tracks , the trains will not be able to move , that will be our message that they will have to listen to!

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

Railroad Bridge, Stuart Florida. (Photo JTL) Railroad Bridge, Stuart Florida. (Photo Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, 2014.)

Classic photo of original wooden trestle bridge over the St Lucie River and train-- courtesy of the Historical Society and Sandra H. Thurlow.) Classic photo of original wooden trestle bridge over the St Lucie River and train, 1894. (Courtesy of the Historical Society of MC and Sandra H. Thurlow.)

train Train going over new steel railroad bridge in 1905. (Archives of  Historical Society of MC and Sandra Henderson Thurlow, “Stuart on the St Lucie.”)

The present railroad movable part that was built/added in 1925. (SHT) The present railroad movable part, “wide enough to accommodate a double track”  was built/added in 1925. (“Stuart on the St Lucie,” Sandra Henderson Thurlow.)

Did you know that Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway was originally named “Jacksonville, St Augustine and Indian River Railway? ” I didn’t until I re-read The Railroad chapter my mother’s book “Stuart on the St Lucie.” The name was changed on September 9, 1895 to the infamous and famous “Florida East Coast Railway.” The train did and does, massively affect our Indian River Lagoon Region.

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