Kissimmee to Narcoossee, FL

This branch left the ACL main line in Kissimmee, and headed east through St. Cloud to Narcoossee. It shows up on 1930s era atlases, but is not shown on 1950s atlases. It passed through what are now residential areas and was not easy to trace beyond the immediate area where it left the main line.

The included pictures show where it diverged from the ACL main, and a location about a half mile east where it passed behind residences along Neptune Rd. A short remnant is still connected to the (now CSX) main line; this is likely used for temporary storage of maintenance-of-way equipment.

At the crossing with Neptune Avenue in Kissimmee, facing north; ...
At the crossing with Neptune Avenue in Kissimmee, facing north; the branch disappears into the grass at right. Photo by Mike Palmer, April 2010.
Facing west near Brinson Park along Neptune Road.
Facing west near Brinson Park along Neptune Road. Photo by Mike Palmer, April 2010.

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In St. Cloud, the old VFW building on the corner of New York Ave and 9th Street was originally a train station for this rail line.

Ryan
Kissimmee, FL
3/10/2012

Old ACL St. Cloud depot:

http://goo.gl/maps/oYh8m

God bless.

Cbalducc
Cleveland, MS
5/27/2014

This site has an aerial map of Saint cloud in 1944 which shows where the railroad once was.

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00071774/00005/95x

Brianna
Saint Cloud, FL
9/10/2018

This picture of St. Cloud explains why Narcoosee Road has the little curve just north of US-192! I always wondered why it curved there and was not straight from 192 to Narcoossee [Village]. Because the rail came along 10th street then curved north to Narcoossee, the road had to curve with it!

Bob
Orlando, FL
1/27/2019