Press Release:

The Orange Blossom Cannonball and the Lake Dora Limited will be leaving Lake County January 31, 2017 with the last trains scheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2017. All Saturday trains will feature steam power with the exception of Saturday, January 14.

In celebration of No. 2 Locomotive’s 110th anniversary and to express our appreciation for almost 6 great years of serving the communities of Tavares and Mt. Dora, the Tavares, Eustis and Gulf steam locomotive No. 2 will head up the trains on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 27-29, 2017. Also, there will be cake for our passengers on those days on a first come first served basis to mark this historic occasion.

Tavares, Eustis, and Gulf locomotive No. 2 was built in January 1907 by the Baldwin Locomotive works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and started its long career in the East Texas log woods. After a brief retirement it went back to work pulling excursion trains on the Scott and Bearskin Lake Railway near Little Rock, Arkansas, then at the historic Reader Railroad in Southwest Arkansas. It began its film career as America’s Movie Train with the made for television ABC mini series “North and South”, and later going on to be featured in numerous motion pictures including “True Grit”, “3:10 to Yuma”, “Appaloosa”, and “There Will Be Blood.”

Make reservations at or call (352) 742-7200. Stations are located in downtown Mt. Dora and Tavares.

We invite everyone to be a part of our celebration. We look forward to seeing you on the train.