Looking like a rain forest setting rather than Florida, the DeSoto Turn passes through Punta Gorda on its way to the CSX interchange in Arcadia, FL. More than a year after Hurricane Charley made l... (more)
Seminole Gulf's Desoto turn crosses Shell Creek just north go Punta Gorda along the former ACL line to Fort Myers.
A pair of 32 year old B39-8E's cross the wooden pile trestle over Alligator Creek. SGLR 594 is former LMX 8587 and I suspect I photographed it many times while on lease to Burlington Northern.
A gorgeous paint scheme, but there is no lucking into this railroad. You have to want it to get it.
The once weekly CSX interchange heads north with 18 cars.
Seminole Gulf #595 and #590 lead the northbound Desoto turn crossing the North Fork of Alligator Creek just south of Punta Gorda, FL on a crystal clear afternoon.
The Seminole Gulf Railway Desoto turn heads toward Punta Gorda, FL as a good ol' summer afternoon thunderstorm chases us northbound.
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.
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).