Panama Railroad

The date of the annual Panama Canal Society Reunion in Orlando is fast-approaching and in anticipation we will be featuring images related to the Panama Railroad between now and July 3rd, commemorating the 160th anniversary of the Panama Railroad (1855-2015).

As always, we welcome your input on people, places, dates, events, and other information related to the featured images. Perhaps more importantly, however, we would love to hear about your own stories and family histories that intersect with any aspect of the Panama Railroad–from details about an ancestor who helped to lay the original track to your own recollections of your experiences on a memorable excursion.


If you are planning to attend the reunion, please drop by the museum room and visit our table to say hello.

We will have a display of photographs related to the Panama Railroad Company, plus an ongoing slideshow featuring lots of P.R.R. items from different UF collections. The popular town site maps will also be on display again this year.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon, and to reading your comments related to the railroad!

Celebrating 160 Years of the Panama Railroad (1855-2015)