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The Florida Overseas Railroad was an extension of the Florida East Coast Railway to Key West. The line ran from 1912 to 1935. Upon completion in 1912, it was widely known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." Much of the railroad was destroyed in a 1935 hurricane and the FEC sold the right-of-way to the state of Florida, which later used the infrastructure to build the "Overseas Highway" (US 1) to Key West.