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I am planning a trip to Miami and Orlando next July and I would like to have some hints about good places for train watching around those cities. Can you help me?

Thanks
 
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Rails in Florida

As far as train watching goes in Florida (Orlando and South), there is only 2 main Railroads. The Florida East Coast, and CSX. I live in Orlando, and there are a few nice places to watch trains. However, there is under 20 trains through Orlando in a day. Florida is really mostly a destination for freight and doesn't have a lot of factories.

In downtown Orlando, CSX interchanges with Central Florida Railroad (shortline). Down south of downtown there is also a small yard near an Amtrack station. I believe the station was an Atlantic Coast Line Station. Also further south of downtown following Orange Ave., there is a yard near Taft Vineland Road. There is an intermodal site that is barely visible on the east and a small yard on the West side of Orange Ave. http://goo.gl/maps/rzFF shows a bit of where I mean.

Best of luck.

,Steven
 





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