Vacation 2005 - Orlando Trains

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    While on vacation I caught these two wanderers parked in the train station in Orlando.



  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Here is another picture from vacation. The now over two hour late northbound Silver Meteor is arriving in Orlando on July 18, 2005.

  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    I just had to sneak this one in. :D Here is one from the beginning of the vacation:

  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures Tom. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    great shot of the budding engineers, and the trains wernt bad either...hehehehehe...have a good one..steve
  6. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Sorry I missed you at the Clearwater show for the "Great American Train Show."
    Due to traffic and a few detours didn't get there until about 1pm.
    Should'a passed along my number could'a chatted some on the cell.
    oh welll... such are things.
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Interesting photos Tom. Where next can we expect to see CP locos in action.
    The children look like they are just itching to get to the interesting places
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Thanks Tom for the pics. That's a neat station platform, kinda a bit Spanish. Where is that located?
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Thanks everyone!

    We did not go to the show because we left Clearwater Beach on Friday not Saturday. On Saturday we drove back to Tampa to go the the Lowry Park Zoo and then we were going to go to the show and enjoy some a/c. Between the heat and the traffic we never made it to the show. We sat in traffic trying to get to the zoo for about an hour. Coming from the zoo we started toward Clearwater but after getting tired of sitting in traffic we turned around and went back to Orlando.

    How did you like all the detours and conflicting detour signs in Clearwater?
  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    That is the Orlando train station. It was built by Seaboard I think.

    My wife took the picture. I was inside the station trying to get the rental car. The morons in front of me were driving the poor rental car agent along with me and everyone else in the line crazy for 20 minutes. As a result of being stuck in line I missed a Florida Central (I think) train come through the station. The rear of the train can be seen in the picture.
  11. trainwhiz20

    trainwhiz20 Member

    Tom, I too had trouble getting to the show.

    I went on Saturday, and as I was driving down, my father and I had some trouble with the detours in the city. We worked around it, but he got all frustrated when he didn't see the convention center right away, and I had to explain to him it was below Steinmart in the lower area.

    Got some cool stuff at that show though. A nice ATSF timetable, ATSF pins, and some boxcars/tankers for the layout. :D

    At least Orlando has a decent station. I've never seen Tampa's, but with the almost-next-to-none Amtrak service we get, I'm sure it's not noteworthy.
  12. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Trainwhiz20- When was you there? I was the fella going around with the Black cowboy hat.
    I always found that location odd, but does have a nice view on the upper level.
    I can see about getting a shot of Tampa's Station.

    TomPM- Sorry about the traffic. You most likely were on I-4. It's always like that. Then, there
    is all the work in Clearwater... That station in Orlando sees a lot of traffic. I was just down
    the road in a Hi-rise (at least for me) hotel and had a cool view from above. Anyways...
    Glad you had some fun. Lowery Park Zoo I think is great, not too big, and just feels nice.
  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The first time we went to Orlando they were having an open house in the (then) new superliner cars. Included the George M Pullman sleeper.
    We must have the slides of that somewhere...

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