June 2021 update: The dates for this planned trip have been moved from November 2021 back to the first week of April 2022.
Attention rare mileage enthusiasts!
We are planning to have the Sugar Express steam locomotive #148 (former Florida East Coast Railway) power the AAPRCO special train on the South Central Florida Express Railroad. The current planning is to cover the entire line from Sebring to Ft. Pierce, Florida over several days. We are also planning a side trip to an online sugar mill. This railroad operates on the west side from Sebring to Lake Harbor on the former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Passenger service to Clewiston, FL ended in the early 1950’s. The east side from Lake Harbor to Ft. Pierce is the former Florida East Coast Railway’s K branch. Passenger service ended on this line in 1948. We would only operate on the South Central Florida Express Railroad. The U.S. Sugar rail lines are not part of this excursion.
This document contains our current plan.
Check Travel Opportunities at this website to see which private cars will be participating in this special train and offering space to passengers.
This will be an AAPRCO sponsored special train, so passengers must be AAPRCO members or the guest of a member.