This storm, the first of only three category 5 hurricanes to reach the coast of the United States in the 20th century, resulted in an enormous loss of life and property in the Florida Keys. The true costs wilI never be known. I was deeply moved by the fate of the gallant crew of the rescue train as well as the arduous journey endured by the tourists stranded in the lower Keys in the days following the storm. Details about their ordeal and the demise of an engineering achievement that was compared with the Panama Canal ae included in my hub “The Last Train to Key West”. Q.