Upcoming Departure Times
Central Florida’s Historic Train on the Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad
season-passes In the spring 2014, we will be able to offer you two destinations and two cities to depart from.
Begin your journey from either Mount Dora or Tavares. Take the train, stay to eat & shop, and catch a later train back to your starting point. Our stations, are located in the heart of downtown Mount Dora and Tavares! We offer 90 minute trips that are designed to fill your entertainment needs. You will travel in vintage coaches pulled by our 1907 steam locomotive or our 1941 GE 45 ton center cab locomotive. Also check out our pizza trains, wine & cheese trains, rails & ales trains, wild west shoot- outs and our fantastic trips to the North Pole. Take photos and enjoy the narration of the conductor. Our movie train gives you the opportunity to ride on the actual train that starred in many award winning motion pictures including: “True Grit”, “Appaloosa”, “3:10 to Yuma”, “There Will be Blood”, “Rosewood”, and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. Ride in the coaches where famous stars such as Robert Redford, Johnny Cash, George Clooney, Patrick Swayze, Jodi Foster, Ed Harris, Renee Zellweger, Vigo Mortensen, and Hailee Steinfeld once posed.
Tickets sell out quickly! Book now!
Climb on board the Cannonball Christmas Express for a trip to see Santa! Enjoy singing, hot chocolate, cookies, and elves on board our century old train. Santa will join us with a special gift for each child. A magical holiday treat for the whole family!
About the Movie Train
Our movie train began it’s career in 1964 with the film “This Property Is Condemned” starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford and Charles Bronson.
Famed director Martin Scorsese used the train in his second feature film “Boxcar Bertha” in 1972. Barbara Hershey and David Carradine teamed together to make a story of train robbers and lovers in the American South.
Since then over 20 additional TV and film projects have used the train. The most recent: “True Grit,” “Appaloosa,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “There Will Be Blood,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” and “Rosewood.”
Actors who have appeared in these films, reads like a “Who’s Who of Hollywood.”
Harry Carry, Jr
Daniel Day Lewis
Olivia de Havilland
Rachael Leigh Cook
Local News Coverage
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The Orange Blossom Cannonball Train in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”