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Old 11-05-2009, 07:36 AM
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Locomotive Cab Ride (WOW!!!)

Ever had the chance to ride in the CAB of a train LOCOMOTIVE?

At the GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM, in Miami, you can !

Standard Gauge "Cab Rides" using diesel-electric locomotives are available on most weekends. This unique experience places guests in the operating cab of a locomotive, with the engineer, to experience the feel and operation of a diesel-electric locomotive. During the ride, crewmembers will detail the history and operation of the locomotive used as well as describe the importance of the Museum grounds in Florida's history.

The cost is ONLY $12.00 per person for all ages for a 20-minute ride. Cab rides depart generally on the half-hour when operating. Seating is very limited (2-6 persons depending on the active locomotive). In addition, guests must be able to climb steep locomotive stairs/ladders and be willing to ride in a noisy environment without air-conditioning.

Cab ride availability is not scheduled, nor guaranteed, and is subject to crew and equipment availability.

Please call ahead to check availability. Check out our website at Gold Coast Railroad Museum

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Old 11-05-2009, 08:29 AM
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I'm going to Florida this January.....I'll have to look you up!
The 1st question is yes! When I was like 12 in the late '60's, I got to know the local crew on the Milwaukee Road in this small Wisconsin town. I used to ride in the caboose (sadly never the engine) on round trips to a few other towns north of me during my summer breaks. To this day, my parents thought I was at little league!
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:01 AM
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Now that sounds like fun!
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