City's purchase of strip of land could hold key to urban trail

City's purchase of strip of land could hold key to urban trail


A bicyclist riding on Virginia Drive approaches the former Dinky Line rail land that's now just a strip of grass. (RED HUBER, ORLANDO SENTINEL / February 9, 2010)

A walking and biking trail proposed years ago may finally become a reality with the recent purchase of a piece of the historic Dinky Line railway that once linked Orlando and Winter Park.

The environmental group Trust for Public Land, which specializes in securing tracts for recreation, negotiated a deal to buy nearly a mile of the former Dinky Line from CSX Corp. for $2 million.

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