These guys were getting ready for the 11:00 Train Ride which would include a robbery by the Hole in the Head gang (with a nod to the Hole in the Wall Gang – that included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. ) The train is being protected by the US Marshals, and surely the gang would not be full hardy enough to try to rob the train with them on board. Ha. Gunfire will be loud. Be prepared (taking photographs while rifles going off makes me jump).
If you have not been to one of the acting troops at the Parrish Train Museum, you should. It is located at Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E. It is not a long train ride – only 6 miles, but with all the action they make it fun.
There is a pumpkin festival ride (All Aboard for the annual Pumpkin Patch Express! This popular trip takes you to our patch of pumpkins. Children are invited to pick their own pumpkin to take home. Everyone is also invited to participate in the hay ride, Lincoln log building, crafts and other activities offered at no additional charge!)
the North Pole Express
December is quickly approaching, bringing the North Pole Express along with it. This extraordinary train excursion will be departing from the Parrish station for three weeks this December. Carolers onboard the train will be entertaining you on your journey to and from your destination. Please request your favorite holiday song and sing along on this very special night. Santa will be expecting you at the North Pole when you arrive, so be sure to visit him while you are there. Also enjoy all of the other wonderful activities that are included in the ticket price. You will be able to make Reindeer Food that you can take home
with you. Enjoy the toy activity tent and the model railroad display. Listen to a great tale in the storytelling area. Pick up some hot chocolate and cookies, and enjoy them around a cozy bonfire while you gaze at the multitude of lighted displays. Christmas comes to life at the Florida Railroad Museum. We hope that you will join us on a magical train ride to see Santa at the North Pole .
and there is also avon Kessinger’s Express in November. (June, 1944. France. Allied troops are quickly approaching General von Kessinger’s camp. If your papers are in order, you will be permitted to escape with the General onboard his train racing across the French country side as French Resistance, U.S. and British give chase. Will the General evade Allied capture? Be sure your papers are in order before finding out – the Germans will be checking for spies!)
Learn a little about trains in Florida’s history and have a fun event. Its just up the road from us.