All aboard!

Orlando Northwest Railway LLC is the train operator the city of Tavares has approved to replace the former 110-year-old Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine train, which ceased running earlier this year. The Cannonball had been a major draw for train rides from Tavares to Mount Dora, and vice versa, and Tavares City Administrator John Drury says riding the rails will return with ONR.

“They operate vintage trains from the 1950s and ’60s in pristine condition,” John says. “We are hopeful that they will be in full operation this fall.”