The steam train combined with an empty ballast train for movement to Plymouth.
The tourist train combined with an empty ballast train for movement to Plymouth.
Letting off a little steam before heading back into Winter Garden....
Steam returns to the museum in Winter Garden for the first time since 1983. The depot, built in 1913 for the Tavares & Gulf Railroad, became the Central FL Railroad Museum, opening in 1983. The ... (more)
Now underway to Winter Garden, the Cannonball is seen just out of Tavares.
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.
Arriving at Winter Garden, the first steam locomotive here in 50 + years slowly walks to the end of rail. Was not known if trains would ever return here, but did today and under steam.
It was a party as the first steam train to stand in Winter Garden in 50 plus years drew out a crowd. Cars stopped, offices emptied out as people heard the whistle.
First Steam in 50 years on the Winter Garden Branch rolls through Ocoee approaching it's final destination of Winter Garden Florida. People stopped, surprised by the steamer.
First Steam in 50 years on the Winter Garden Branch seen whistling through Clarcona Florida. The train was a show stopper, people stopping for pics as they went through.
After getting clearance, the Cannonball continues to head for Winter Garden seen at Lake Jem. This was the first steam into Winter Garden in over 50 years.
The very first steam train in Eustis since the 1950's slides past the old Eustis depot as Maryann and Julie get their the pictures.
The first steam powered train to Eustis Florida since the 1950's departs Tavares as Maryann and Julie get their pictures. This was the first of many trips to come using rebuilt tracks in the area.
The first steam powered train to Eustis Florida since the 1950's, prepares to depart the newly rebuilt Tavares depot.
Well, this is certainly something....a combined TE&G passenger train & FCEN ballast train, under steam power!!! With trackwork effectively shutting down the excursion trains for three months, it ... (more)