The Polar Express in Tavares operated by the Orlando Northwestern.
The original plan when O&NW started up was to avoid the north leg of the wye by having a motor on both ends, just head in and out via the south leg....WELL...now it's the opposite, they head aroun... (more)
Reflecting on the 800....
#1510 takes the first train to Mount Dora on a sunrise qualification run for O&NW crews on their first day of revenue service. By the following weekend, this locomotive will be repainted in the s... (more)
1540 train from Mount Dora eases railroad south into Tavares. O&NW plans to extend the Saturday runs so that this will not be the final train out.
Reflections in the gator pond....as a white ibis takes flight startled by the train. On warm days, the resident gator of this pond hangs out right about where the lead motor is, often on the shor... (more)
Golden Triangle service passing one of the many tree canopies that resemble tree tunnels along the route to & from Mount Dora. O&NW cut several cars from the train after the first week's runs and... (more)
The new year has O&NW's Golden Triangle service returning to Mount Dora. #800 will be here for a short time, so now is the time to visit, not to mention the remarkable weather we've been having. ... (more)
During the second week of January, O&NW resumed "Golden Triangle" service between Eustis, Tavares & Mount Dora. The schedule is quite a bit different than it initially was, check their ... (more)
The Polar Express arrives at Tavares
The final week of Polar Express runs for 2017. The good news is, this should be a good five year deal, so next year promises to be even bigger. While #800 may not be here, there are plans for an... (more)