The Florida East Coast Railway (reporting mark FEC) is a Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida and since 2007 has been a subsidiary of Railroad Acquisition Holdings, LLC, itself a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group, LLC. The FEC was historically a Class I railroad owned by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) from 2000-2006, FOXX Holdings from 1983-2000, and the St. Joseph Paper Company prior to 1983.

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  • The Florida East Coast Railway (reporting mark FEC) is a Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida and since 2007 has been a subsidiary of Railroad Acquisition Holdings, LLC, itself a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group, LLC. The FEC was historically a Class I railroad owned by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) from 2000-2006, FOXX Holdings from 1983-2000, and the St. Joseph Paper Company prior to 1983. Built primarily in the last quarter of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century, the FEC was a project of Standard Oil principal Henry Morrison Flagler. Flagler originally visited Florida to aid with the health issues faced by his first wife, Mary. A key strategist who worked closely with John D. Rockefeller building the Standard Oil Trust, Henry Flagler noted both a lack of services and great potential during his stay at St. Augustine. He subsequently began what amounted to his second career developing resorts, industries, and communities all along Florida's shores abutting the Atlantic Ocean. The FEC is possibly best known for building the railroad to Key West, completed in 1912. When the FEC's line from the mainland to Key West was heavily damaged by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, the State of Florida purchased the remaining right-of-way and bridges south of Dade County, and they were rebuilt into road bridges for vehicle traffic and became known as the Overseas Highway. However, a greater and lasting Flagler legacy was the developments along Florida's eastern coast. During the Great Depression, control was purchased by heirs of the du Pont family. After 30 years of fragile financial condition, the FEC, under leadership of a new president, Ed Ball, took on the labor unions. Ball claimed the company could not afford the same costs as larger Class 1 railroads and needed to invest saved funds in its infrastructure, fast becoming a safety issue. Using replacement workers, the company and some of its employees engaged in one of the longest and more violent labor conflicts of the 20th century from 1963 until 1977. Ultimately, federal authorities had to intervene to stop the violence, which included bombings, shootings and vandalism. However, the courts ruled in the FEC's favor with regard to the right to employ strikebreakers. During this time, Ball invested heavily in numerous steps to improve its physical plant, installed various forms of automation,was the first US Railroad to operate two man train crews, eliminate cabooses and end all of its passenger services (which were unprofitable) by 1968. In modern times, the company's primary rail revenues come from its intermodal and rock trains. Since 2007, it has been owned by Fortress Investment Group, which acquired it for over US$3 billion (including non-rail assets). Fortress previously owned conglomerate short line railroad operator RailAmerica, which for a time operated FEC but the two companies never merged; Fortress no longer owns RailAmerica and RailAmerica no longer operates FEC. A former CSX official, James Hertwig, was named as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company effective July 1, 2010. (en)
  • Die Eisenbahn ist seit 1984 eine Tochtergesellschaft der Florida East Coast Industries (FECI), zu der auch das Immobilienunternehmen Flagler Development Group zählt. Sitz des Konzerns ist St. Augustine. Zum 31. Dezember 2004 hatte die Florida East Coast Railway 798 Beschäftigte, 76 Lokomotiven und 2456 Güterwagen. (de)
  • Le Florida East Coast Railway (sigle AAR : FEC) est un chemin de fer de classe II opérant dans l'état de Floride, après avoir été un chemin de fer américain de classe I. (fr)
  • A Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) é uma ferrovia de classe operacional II situada no estado norte-americano da Flórida, tendo sido no passado, uma ferrovia de Classe I. Construída principalmente no final do século XIX e na primeira década do século XX, a FEC foi um projeto de Henry Morrison Flagler, então diretor da Standard Oil. Flagler originalmente visitou a Flórida para buscar auxílio para os problemas de saúde enfrentados por sua primeira esposa, Mary. Ele então percebeu a falta de serviços e o grande potencial da região durante a sua estadia em St. Augustine. Em seguida, ele começou o que equivalia a sua segunda carreira desenvolver resorts, indústrias e comunidades ao longo de toda a costa da Flórida, beirando o Oceano Atlântico. (pt)
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  • Die Eisenbahn ist seit 1984 eine Tochtergesellschaft der Florida East Coast Industries (FECI), zu der auch das Immobilienunternehmen Flagler Development Group zählt. Sitz des Konzerns ist St. Augustine. Zum 31. Dezember 2004 hatte die Florida East Coast Railway 798 Beschäftigte, 76 Lokomotiven und 2456 Güterwagen. (de)
  • Le Florida East Coast Railway (sigle AAR : FEC) est un chemin de fer de classe II opérant dans l'état de Floride, après avoir été un chemin de fer américain de classe I. (fr)
  • A Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) é uma ferrovia de classe operacional II situada no estado norte-americano da Flórida, tendo sido no passado, uma ferrovia de Classe I. Construída principalmente no final do século XIX e na primeira década do século XX, a FEC foi um projeto de Henry Morrison Flagler, então diretor da Standard Oil. Flagler originalmente visitou a Flórida para buscar auxílio para os problemas de saúde enfrentados por sua primeira esposa, Mary. Ele então percebeu a falta de serviços e o grande potencial da região durante a sua estadia em St. Augustine. Em seguida, ele começou o que equivalia a sua segunda carreira desenvolver resorts, indústrias e comunidades ao longo de toda a costa da Flórida, beirando o Oceano Atlântico. (pt)
  • The Florida East Coast Railway (reporting mark FEC) is a Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida and since 2007 has been a subsidiary of Railroad Acquisition Holdings, LLC, itself a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group, LLC. The FEC was historically a Class I railroad owned by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) from 2000-2006, FOXX Holdings from 1983-2000, and the St. Joseph Paper Company prior to 1983. (en)
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