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)
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 "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.
The 1300hrs Sunday excursion chugs past neighborhoods on it's way to lake Jem. Rumors are that this train may be taking different routes in the future.
After backing off the wye, #2 tugs the 1300's excursion towards the depot for boarding. The tracks are right down the middle of the street on the sorrento branch.
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.
Christmas, Florida Style! After collecting more wood, TE&G # 2 pulls through the wye to back onto it's train in preparation for train 103.
Number two backs to it's train through the wye, as Julie catches the action with her camera. If in Florida the Cannonball is a must see.
The allure of a steam locomotive transcends all generations. Here # 2's safety valve pops while the crew prepares it for the day's trips.
The view from the cab of one of the very few wood burners left in the USA. You can see the mix of 100 year old technology vs new technology. Taken with permission.
TEG Train 103 returning towards Tavares crossing CR 418 on a cloudy but warm afternoon. One can see the new red caboose that the TEG has now.
With the train in position for boarding, Engineer Thomas East climbs out of the cab to prepare # 2 for departure. Due to tight schedules outbound trips were being shoved and return pulled allowing... (more)
Christmas, Florida Style on this 80 degree day...Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Locomotive # 2 steams into the Tavares Depot with RERX Train 101 a round trip to Lake Jem and return. The train has ... (more)