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Railroad travels through Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Fort Lauderdale, Florida .
The park train is an electric train made to resemble an authentic steam engine train. It was made by the Chance Manufacturing Company of Wichita, Kansas. This model was called the C.P. Huntington Train, and was based upon the 1863 original train that is now housed at the California State Railroad Museum. The markings on the side of the train engine read: "Birch State Park" and "39". "1863" is listed on the train cars
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park was located on Highway A1A and East Sunrise Blvd., between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, in Ft Lauderdale. The Florida Park Service acquired the park from the original landowner and South Florida winter resident Hugh Taylor Birch on 7 January 1943, when Birch passed away. Born in 1848, Birch first came to Florida in 1893, and began buying the property that would become the state park in 1903. In December 1941 he decided to will the land to the state upon his death.
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Railroad travels through Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Fort Lauderdale, Florida . 20th century. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/64068>, accessed 25 September 2021.
Railroad travels through Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Fort Lauderdale, Florida . 20th century. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/64068>.