SGLR DeSoto Turn making it's way toward Punta Gorda, Florida.
Seminole Gulf's Desoto Turn heading into Punta Gorda. 15 years ago CAT 5 Hurricane Charlie tore this place apart. RP contributor Maryann catches the train with her camera.
Nearing its turn-around point, the dinner excursion slows for its return to Ft. Myers.
Running south on a long stretch of tangent track that parallels I-75 in many spots...
The once a week turn stops to do some work on its way home to Ft Myers.
SGLR is down to interchanging with CSXT at Arcadia once a week, split over two days. They head north on the day CSXT is coming south, then head south back to Fort Myers the following day (CSXT re... (more)
The dinner train makes its turn around and will return to Fort Myers through the valley in the trees. The engineer just finished walking the train in this 30 second exposure.
A couple of flags, a few stars, and a great looking locomotive (sort of a locomotive).
Empty excursion train in the depot, the passengers are enroute to tour the holiday lights on a boat trip thru the canals of Punta Gorda Isles.
Holiday light trips thru the canals brings the Seminole Gulf's excursion train into Punta Gorda.
The three times a week turn heads north to Arcadia to exchange trains with the CSX.