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1950:Train Ride

Royal Palm Railway

New Experiences are Now Available

This train is being run under the name of Royal Palm Railway.  When we took our ride they had plans for several new ideas, and now it seems some of them are coming to life.  In December, the train offered a Polar Express ride.  During the month of February of 2018 they are featuring a pizza dining experience, a Mardi Gras celebration and a Valentines Day train.  Look on their website for times and prices and see what else they might have in store for the future With Miriam being our youngest member attending this day, her enthusiasm was contagious and even carried over to some of the train staff.  She enjoys life to the fullest.

A trip into the past that will remain a pleasant memory

in the minds of all who attended.

Who would think that you could pack so much fun and entertainment into an afternoon train ride?  We started before noon with a photo shoot at the station, and then rode the train to the next two towns.  We all got off and had a leisurely lunch, had time to explore part of Mount Dora and all the quaint places the town has to offer, did trivia games going and coming back, admired each others’ clothing, got to know people we hadn’t met before and were still back long before sunset.  Several of the passengers had other places to be in the evening, and we got all of them back in time to get to their next destinations.  This was a fun, nostalgic trip and I’m sure we will repeat it again sometime.
Now and Then:  The train experience will hopefully con- tinue for many years to come. We are excited to see this train coming to central Florida.  It offers a vintage train experience to travelers.  Many people have never ridden on a train, and this venture gives those people a chance to experience what train travel was like in the 50’s and 60’s.  For those who rode on trains in the past, this is a nostalgic reminder of gentler times.  We think it is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the experience of riding the train.
A train car all to ourselves Because of the size of our group, the train company allowed us to take up one entire car on the train.  We aren’t so rowdy that others would be bothered by us, but we did make announcements now and then and might have disturbed other guests if we had been mixed in with others.
Lunch break time.  The group split up into several smaller groups and went to restaurants that suited their taste.  We chose to go to an authentic German restaurant and were joined by Phil and Heather and Daniel and Anne Marie.  Phil and Heather live in Tavares and made great restaurant suggestions for the entire group.  Other groups went to an English restaurant, a Mexican restaurant and maybe even a middle eastern themed restaurant to eat.  Everyone said their meals were delicious.
We had such a pleasant time together at lunch.  We all got to know each other and heard stories and backgrounds from each member at the table.  It’s always nice to get acquainted with new people and learn about their diverse lives.
Our sweet little Miriam said because she was dressed in the 50’s style, her trip wouldn’t be complete until she had visited the local ice cream parlor and had a malt.  Then we found a pay phone on the wall, so it added the final charming touch to the trip to the ice cream parlor.  She shared her malt with her mother, and they said it was delicious!
Heather Doherty was instrumental in setting up the event from the very start.  She owns a beauty parlor in Tavares called Pinups and Pompadours (appropriate for our group, don’t you think?).  She provided a gift basket of hair and grooming products as a door prize, which was won by Ada.  She was absolutely thrilled to win and the rest of us were jealous!
Photography by: Sherri Davis
Fun on the train
© Vintagedapperday.com 2015 to Present
1950:Train Ride

Royal Palm Railway

New Experiences are Now Available

This train is being run under the name of Royal Palm Railway.  When we took our ride they had plans for several new ideas, and now it seems some of them are coming to life.  In December, the train offered a Polar Express ride.  During the month of February of 2018 they are featuring a pizza dining experience, a Mardi Gras celebration and a Valentines Day train.  Look on their website for times and prices and see what else they might have in store for the future With Miriam being our youngest member attending this day, her enthusiasm was contagious and even carried over to some of the train staff.  She enjoys life to the fullest.

A trip into the past that will remain a pleasant

memory in the minds of all who attended.

Who would think that you could pack so much fun and entertainment into an afternoon train ride?  We started before noon with a photo shoot at the station, and then rode the train to the next two towns.  We all got off and had a leisurely lunch, had time to explore part of Mount Dora and all the quaint places the town has to offer, did trivia games going and coming back, admired each others’ clothing, got to know people we hadn’t met before and were still back long before sunset.  Several of the passengers had other places to be in the evening, and we got all of them back in time to get to their next destinations.  This was a fun, nostalgic trip and I’m sure we will repeat it again sometime.
Now and Then:  The train experience will hopefully continue for many years to come. We are excited to see this train coming to central Florida.  It offers a vintage train experience to travelers.  Many people have never ridden on a train, and this venture gives those people a chance to experience what train travel was like in the 50’s and 60’s.  For those who rode on trains in the past, this is a nostalgic reminder of gentler times.  We think it is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the experience of riding the train.
A train car all to ourselves Because of the size of our group, the train company allowed us to take up one entire car on the train.  We aren’t so rowdy that others would be bothered by us, but we did make announcements now and then and might have disturbed other guests if we had been mixed in with others.
Lunch break time.  The group split up into several smaller groups and went to restaurants that suited their taste.  We chose to go to an authentic German restaurant and were joined by Phil and Heather and Daniel and Anne Marie.  Phil and Heather live in Tavares and made great restaurant suggestions for the entire group.  Other groups went to an English restaurant, a Mexican restaurant and maybe even a middle eastern themed restaurant to eat.  Everyone said their meals were delicious.
We had such a pleasant time together at lunch.  We all got to know each other and heard stories and backgrounds from each member at the table.  It’s always nice to get acquainted with new people and learn about their diverse lives.
Our sweet little Miriam said because she was dressed in the 50’s style, her trip wouldn’t be complete until she had visited the local ice cream parlor and had a malt.  Then we found a pay phone on the wall, so it added the final charming touch to the trip to the ice cream parlor.  She shared her malt with her mother, and they said it was delicious!
Heather Doherty was instrumental in setting up the event from the very start.  She owns a beauty parlor in Tavares called Pinups and Pompadours (appropriate for our group, don’t you think?).  She provided a gift basket of hair and grooming products as a door prize, which was won by Ada.  She was absolutely thrilled to win and the rest of us were jealous!
Photography by: Sherri Davis
Fun on the train