America's 19th century Paradise disintegrated over the winter of 1894-95. Florida's Freeze of that season destroyed not only the State's record-setting crop of citrus, it wiped out as well the ambitious dreams of many of the wealthiest individuals in the world. Learn of their stories while traveling aboard the Orange Belt Railway, journeying with two of America's most renowned railroaders.
Racing long at a top speed of 6 mph, meet the men and women, pioneers who risked it all during the 1880s, dreamers who tamed the wilderness of Orange County's western corridor.
Depot stops include: Sylvan Lake; Paola; Island Lake; Glen Ethel; Palm Springs aka Altamont; Forest City; Toronto; Lakeville; Clarcona; Crown Point; Winter Garden and Oakland.
Experience a history of a region never before told, a time when "Multitudes abandoned their groves and homes, in some cases leaving tables set and beds unmade, and went away."