Golden Spike Ceremony

Many Thanks to our Friends from the

Largo Central Railroad for their help

during our Golden Spike Run Day.

Saturday, December 29th began with the unloading of equipment to be used during the ceremony and our first train rides for the public.
Trains were assembled and live steam engines fired up at our passenger station.
Just before noon lunch was provided for our guests and members. Among our honored guests were county and state officials as well as our benefactors from P.A.W., Scott's Tractor Service and Synovus Bank.
Here Pasco County Commissioners Ann Hildebrand and Michael Cox drive the ceremonial Golden Spike.
After the spike was driven we had the ceremonial meeting of the steam engines.
Ceremony was concluded after all of our honored guests were introduced and each was recognized for their contribution to our railroad.
Immediately after the ceremony, members of the public in attendance began getting in the queues for a first day train ride.
Train rides were given to the public from 12:30 until 4 PM. Our next public run day will be on January 12th, and on the second Saturday of each month thereafter.



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