Site Seeing – Last mile switching on the Florida Central – January 9, 2019 edition

Danny Harmon spends a day out following a railfan friendly switch crew of the Florida Central as they switch customers around Orlando, Florida.


First Mile / Last Mile

This is where I believe that real railroading happens. It is where the customer meets the railroad. It’s also where modellers with small spaces, budgets and time allocation get the most bang for the buck when designing and building a layout. There’s a lot of great locations and close up detail shots of the crew working and the locations for inspiration.

Sit back, put on your headphones and enjoy the sights and sounds of a couple of vintage locomotives as the train crew prepare their train, run out to, and then switch, the customers spurs. (Clickable video below)



Make sure to like and subscribe to Danny’s channel. Recently he’s been doing a lot of switching videos. I hope he does a lot more to come. Supporting him might just get him to do more too.

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About Andrew Martin

After a long IT and Telecommunications career in the USA and Australia, I've decided I need a break, I've changed focus and now work in the public transport sector - a complete change of pace. Hobby wise I'm focused on model railway layout building and modelling. I blog, write and publish as often as I am able.
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1 Response to Site Seeing – Last mile switching on the Florida Central – January 9, 2019 edition

  1. Charles Malinowski says:

    Great recommendation Andrew. I really enjoy the quality finish Danny puts into his videos. He also seems like the kinda guy you would like to spend a Saturday chasing trains with.
    Locomotive in Video: Those two GP’s are the perfect prototypes for those modelers who like their locomotives “paint shop fresh.” They sparkle in the Florida Sunshine.

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