Florida’s Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine No. 2 returns Memorial Day weekend
Florida’s one of a kind Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine No. 2 has been transported back to the Reader Railroad headquarters in Arkansas for its annual inspection. The inspection was expected to take 6 to 7 weeks to complete. Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad assured its fans that safety was their number one priority in everything they do.
Under the regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration, the Orange Blossom Cannonball steam locomotive #2 must undergo a thorough inspection every 31 operating days as well as an annual inspection within 12 calendar months.
Orange Blossom excursion trains will continue to operate using a diesel locomotive in the absence of the steam locomotive.
Known as America’s # 1 Movie Train, the Orange Blossom Cannonball’s No. 2 steam engine is scheduled to return to service again on the Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad in time for the Memorial Day weekend, beginning on Friday, May 25, 2012.
For questions or more information, you can visit www.orangeblossomcannonball.co
Riding the Orange Blossom Cannonball train in Tavares, Florida, which was pulled by Tavares, Eustis & Gulf wood-burning locomotive #2.
- Riding the Orange Blossom Cannonball Florida Steam Train (therailroadnation.com)
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