RR Museum & Train Ride

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  1. CSX6638

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    My wife and I got up early this morning and decided to drive 75 miles to Parrish Florida and visit the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad, Museum and take their 13 mi. train ride. We had a nice ride, will try to go back in the fall and see if we can ride in the cab with the engineer. The 3 operating engines they have are an Alco RS-3 # 1633, an EMD GP-7 # 1835 and a GE 44 ton # 100 and several cars. I have attached a few photos of our day.

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    0-6-0, RS-3 & GE 44 Ton

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    Alco RS-3 Engineer

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    My better half and the RS-3

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    Rolling along

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    Engine switching back for the return trip.

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    We relaxed in the Kentucky Tavern Lounge car on the return trip.

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    EMD GP-7 # 1835, a real nice looking loco. in excellent condition. All in all we had a good day, took about 60 photos. And now that we are home I can run the trains on my layout till my hearts content. Sure wish I had that whistle and bell on those engines, my neighbors would really love me then.

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  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for taking us on the trip with you CSX.
    Nice group of photos and happy to see your better half enjoying it too.
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Great Pics CSX - That was a day well spent by you & your Family. :) :) :) :)
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    Looks like you both had a great time, CSX!!
    Thanx for the pics, ALMOST as good as
    being there myself!! :) :) :)

    (only quieter):sleeping:
  13. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Thank you for posting these. I have been threatning to take a similar ride here in Arizona on the Verde Valley RR. Looks like we're missing out on a lot of fun if it is anything like the one down your way.:wave: :wave: :thumb: :thumb:
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    What A GREAT Afternoon...

    What a neat trip...Thanks for taking us along. :) :thumb:
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    :thumb: I missed this,, so I just went for a ride:D
    Looks like a fun trip.
    Lovely equipment.
    Thanks csx
  16. jon-monon

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Neat! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Thanks for sharing your fun! :wave: