The McDonald Connectiongreenspun.com : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread
The first rail line through Auburndale, Florida was put in around 1885. The Seaboard Air Line came along in 1925. The connecting track in the south west quadrant is called the McDonald Connection. When was that put in? The name comes from the citrus packing plant that was located in the southwest quadrant, the McDonald Citrus Plant. Mr McDonald specifically picked this location to get service from two railroads.
-- Dick Kearns (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 2003