SAVANNAH, FLORIDA & WESTERN RAILWAY.
"WAYCROSS SHORT LINE."
The ONLY ROUTE to all WINTER RESORTS in America.
Florida, New Orleans, Texas, New and Old Mexico, Arizona, California and Cuba.
The management of the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway, "WAYCROSS SHORT LINE," desires to present to the traveling public a concise description of the new, improved, and extended system between the North, East, West, and the South. The completion of the extension of the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway to a connection with the Pensacola & Atlantic Railroad, opens a direct all-rail line from all Eastern and Northern points to PENSACOLA, MOBILE, NEW ORLEANS, SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA, HOUSTON, GALVESTON, AUSTIN, SAN ANTONIO, EASTERN AND MIDDLE TEXAS, NEW AND OLD MEXICO, ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA.
The Charleston & Savannah Railway
(under the same management as the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway) has been put in thorough condition, with a new IRON BRIDGE over the Savannah River, and the entire road laid with steel rails.
The "WAYCROSS SHORT LINE" gives to CHARLESTON AND THE EAST a continuous steel-rail line to JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
The consolidation of the South Florida Railroad, now in operation between Sandford and Kissimmee, with our system, insures its completion to Tampa by or before the first of January next. Upon its completion to the Gulf, it is the purpose of the management to place a line of steamships on the route between Tampa, Key West, and Havana, built especially with a view to safety, speed, and the utmost comfort and luxury. The time between Tampa and Havana will not exceed twenty eight hours, and between New York and Havana about three days and a half. At Tampa, a connection will be made by coastwise steamer for all points on the Manatee River, Clear Water Harbor, Anclote, etc.
The elegant service of Pullman Palace Buffet and Drawing-room Sleepers, inaugurated from New York and Washington to Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville direct, having met the unqualified approval of the traveling public, has been extended to New Orleans by the new line, via Chattahoochee, making but ONE CHANGE OF CARS BETWEEN NEW YORK AND NEW ORLEANS, at Savannah.
For Time-Tables, Guide-books (new Guide to South Georgia and Florida will be issued October next), Rates and General Information, by All routes, Rail or Steamship, address
271 Broadway, cor. Chambers St., New York.
Jas. L. Taylor, Gen'l Pass. Agt., Savannah, Ga.
C. D. Owens, General Agent, N.Y.
JONAH H. WHITE, Eastern Pass. Agt.,
271 Broadway, New York
Sept. 18, 1883.
State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, 917.5979-W371 02
Advertisement for the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway's "Waycross Short Line," which connected a number of railroads coming from the north and west with Jacksonville. The ad also mentions connections with the South Florida Railroad. Printed on an unnumbered page following page 6 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peach Orchards, Soil, Climate, Natural Peculiarities, and the People of Alachua County Florida (New York, 1883).