Wood-burning Tavares, Eustis & Gulf 2-6-0 No. 2 temporarily blocks traffic as it traverses the circle near the Orange Blossom Cannonball's depot.
Tavares, Eustis & Gulf 2-6-0 No. 2 poses under a tree filled with Spanish moss in the median running near the Orange Blossom Cannonball's station.
The Orange Blossom Cannonball is minutes away from finishing its run to Lake Jem. The locomotive will run around the train here and return to Tavares tender first.
The Orange Blossom Cannonball crosses the Dora Canal shortly after leaving the station in Tavares. The concrete bridge replaces a wood trestle that was here until late 2012 -- the new bridge allow... (more)
A cold, windy Sunday finds #2 chugging past a private crossing headed to Lake Jem.
When the temps drop to freezing in Lake County, you can count on a plume show from #2, pulling into the runaround stop at Lake Jem.
The Cannonball sits next to the new Tavares Depot being reconstructed as it once was.
The Cannonball sits next to the new Tavares Depot being reconstructed as it once was. The "new" depot will be just like the old one and will hold a gift shop and ticket office.
The 1300hrs excursion rumbles past a small plantation enroute to Lake Jem on a warm afternoon.
"Wild West" extra steams off into the sunset....