"Wild West" extra steams off into the sunset....
One of the popular views on the route to Lake Jem....the train may change its routing in the future.
This is a good time of year for the TE&G with trains running at capacity....to Ellsworth Junction, Lake Jem...even the North Pole!
Florida experienced one of its very few freezing cold snaps overnight, resulting in icy air all day.
You won't see plumes like this in the summer!! A serious cold snap plunged temps below freezing overnight, making for a serious "winter steam scene" as #2 plows uphill towards Lake Jem.
You won't see plumes like this in the summer!! A serious cold snap plunged temps below freezing overnight, making for a serious "winter steam scene" as #2 charges uphill towards Ellsworth Junctio... (more)
TE&G celebrated #2's 105'th anniversary in January 2012, it was built January 1907. It is seen here with FCEN employee Kevin Sweat showing off a classic ride in the form of a 1923 "T-Bucket".
#2, a bit "naked", had to be awakened to get out of a coal train's way. (Yes, a coal train...for storage!) Cool temps allowed for #2 to show off a bit.
Note that the "2" on the boiler is now red.
Horsing around with the steamer....
With the line to Mount Dora out of service, this is one of few "water" shots you can get!
This time of year you can get end-of-day light on the train...and from here it will go to the "North Pole" for Santa trains.