The Polar Express in Tavares operated by the Orlando Northwestern.
The Polar Express arrives at Tavares
The "Polar Express" pulls from the depot after picking up cast members and heads for a staging area just south of town, then the train "arrives" as patrons get to the station.
The first steam train in Winter Garden in 50 plus years, departs Tavares on it's historic journey at 11:05. This view taken from Wooten Park which has been extensively rebuilt.
The only train of the day departs Tavares and chugs past a reborn Wooten Park. The area has seen extensive development. To see... (more)
The 11:30 trip (Train 101) scoots past the site of an old packing plant, soon to be redeveloped into an extension of Wooten park.
TEG # 2 shoves train 101 towards Elsworth Junction passing through an area that has been rebuilt, new track, new fence and flowers.