Clinchfield's first diesel, 800, a F3 rebuilt to F7 specs, leads the 75th annual Santa Train down her home rails through the winding curves at Sun, VA.
The original plan when O&NW started up was to avoid the north leg of the wye by having a motor on both ends, just head in and out via the south leg....WELL...now it's the opposite, they head aroun... (more)
Reflecting on the 800....
1540 train from Mount Dora eases railroad south into Tavares. O&NW plans to extend the Saturday runs so that this will not be the final train out.
Golden Triangle service has resumed to downtown Mount Dora, just in time for the next round of fairs and events that typically make parking here impossible. O&NW is an excellent way to avoid the ... (more)
Golden Triangle service passing the Golden Triangle Center headed to Tavares & Eustis. Today, temps in Central FL were the lowest they'd been in seven years, per the news, with hard freezes in the... (more)
Golden Triangle service passing one of the many tree canopies that resemble tree tunnels along the route to & from Mount Dora. O&NW cut several cars from the train after the first week's runs and... (more)
The new year has O&NW's Golden Triangle service returning to Mount Dora, round trips begin here in Eustis at Ferran Park. They have quite a deal going, check out their website and social media fo... (more)
The new year has O&NW's Golden Triangle service returning to Mount Dora. #800 will be here for a short time, so now is the time to visit, not to mention the remarkable weather we've been having. ... (more)
In the early morning sunlight, the northbound deadhead run of the 75th Annual Santa Train rolls through the community of Fort Blackmore along the former Clinchfield Railroad main line. The deadhea... (more)
Top Ten of 2017. With 2017 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.6. Our spur-of-the-moment trip this year was a jaunt to coal cou... (more)
Orlando Northwestern's Golden Triangle Service arrives at Mt Dora, with the CR800 in charge. Word is this motor will be around a while, enjoying a winter in Florida.
During the second week of January, O&NW resumed "Golden Triangle" service between Eustis, Tavares & Mount Dora. The schedule is quite a bit different than it initially was, check their ... (more)
Clinchfield F7A #800 passes the iconic Clinchfield signals at Ft. Blackmore in a scene that could pass as the 50's.