Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine is out of town

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.

Orange Blossom Cannonball No. 2

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.

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4 Responses to Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine is out of town

  1. Dean Gordon says:

    This article has some incorrect information. As the press release said, the #2 will not return by memorial day but the train will be running. The TE&G actually started running today with leased power. Trains will continue to operate on Saturdays and Sundays with diesel locomotives.

  2. admin says:

    It will return to passenger service on the railroad on Saturday, Sept. 15.

  3. admin says:

    Florida’s Orange Blossom Cannonball No 2 is back.

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