The last day of operations for Tavares, Eustis & Gulf was pretty photogenic.
TE&G went out with a literal "bang" during the last weekend of January. Had never seen so many people out chasing in Lake County, ever!
This is first to last run of TE&G out of Tavares. They had to take on some fuel (wood) before heading out, allowing for a little show.
Orange Blossom Cannonball departs Tavares on the last weekend of operations.
Orange Blossom Cannonball during the last weekend of operation.
The Cannonball is directed to it's train for the next trip during the last weekend of operations.
Closing out.... One of the last Cannonballs departs Mt. Dora as crowds watch. Rumors are that a new operation is in the works. For now it's only FCEN as needed.
Sendoff of the Orange Blossom Cannonball last run on Saturday. Reenactors fired off a salute as the train departed one of the more emotional scenes observed as the clock ran out.
Last runs of the Orange Blossom Cannonball as the 6 year operation ceased this weekend whilst #2 celebrated 110 years. Rumors of a replacement operation are already flying.
#2 steams into the depot for the first trip to "the North Pole" for the day, which happened to be pretty chilly, allowing #2 to show off a bit.
#2 rolls into "the North Pole" to pick up Santa.
Famous #2 returned to service during the last weekend of September and is seen on its third anniversary of operations in FL. It was this date in 2011 it began the current operations out of Tavare... (more)
Dean Gordon oils Tavares Eustis & Gulf No. 2 at the depot in Tavares, FL following a day of pulling passengers on the Orange Blossom Cannonball.
Tavares, Eustis & Gulf #2 pulls the Orange Blossom Cannonball back to the town of Tavares, Florida.
With engineer Thomas East at the throttle, Tavares Eustis & Gulf #2 crosses the Apopka Beauclair Canal as the train makes its return trip back the Tavares, FL.