Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad
A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserve railroad history in Pasco County and the surrounding area.

Located in Crews Lake Wilderness Park, Pasco County Florida 

Upcoming Events

WINTER TRAIN MEET 2017

Come join the Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad for our winter meet February 26th thru March 5th Visitors will find new track work and some new routes to operate your trains on. Numerous yard storage tracks, steaming bays and vendors will be available. The track will be open for night running. There will usually be a camp fire in the evenings.

Vendors/suppliers who wish to attend are more than welcome and encouraged to do so. Contact Mike Venezia at highiron@aol.com or Bill Donati at Billdonati19@yahoo.com to reserve space and register.

Some RV spaces are available. Contact Bill Donati at Billdonati19@yahoo.com to check for available spaces.

We look forward to seeing you there!

EASTER EGG HUNT 2017

April 14 & 15 (Friday & Saturday) will mark our Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Train rides & egg hunt fun will runfrom 10 AM until 4 PM. The Easter Bunny will be on site.

Have lunch with us. Food vendors will be on hand.

Admission is $6.00 per person.

Click Here for a printable flyer and full information on this event.

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We accept these major credit cards & VISA and Master Card debit cards.

 

Ongoing Events

BIRTHDAY TRAINS

Birthday Trains are available Saturdays from 8 AM till Noon or 1 PM till 5 PM. 

You can schedule a slot that will include use of the railroad's train station platform and station picnic area or the park shelter for 4 hours and a private train and crew for 2 hours of train rides.

Don't be disappointed, reserve your date today. 
Click here for details.

 

TRAIN RIDES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

The Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad offers rides to the general public on the 2nd Saturday of each month*. 

Come on out and bring the entire family for a train ride. Your generous donations will help keep our trains running.

Trains run from 10 AM until 3 PM on the second Saturday of each month*

*Public train rides operate on the second Saturday of each month January - November.

We need your Help!

Volunteering at the CP&G

As a volunteer/member you could be a train engineer or conductor, help build track, work on our signal system, help with birthday parties, etc. It's a great father son (or daughter, mom or grand parent) activity.

Ask a member for more information.

Did you know that ZERO tax dollars are used to support this railroad? All of our funding comes from your donations. Thanks for your support!

 

 

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The CP&G is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Located in Pasco County, Florida in Crews Lake County Park the CP&G, is a 7 ½ inch gauge riding railroad that is great fun for all ages. Since 2006 the volunteer membership has installed about 14,000 feet of track including yards and sidings.

Operating on donations only, the club rides the public on the 2nd Saturday of each month and provides birthday trains. Special events on Easter, Halloween and Christmas are very popular.

The CP&G is modeled after the Orange Belt Railroad that ran through the area in the late 1800's. Station names like Trilby, Lachooche, Macon and Lenard are located along the track as they did over 100 years ago on the original Orange Belt. A museum has just been opened in the park to remember the Orange Belt Railroad. The gathering of items to display is in progress.

Anyone can join for a modest membership fee and learn how to build a scale model railroad along with learning to become Conductor and Engineer. There is a certification program in place stressing education and safety. While most locomotives are privately owned there are 2 club locomotives for the membership to operate. Membership classes and an application can be found on the Membership page.

Public speakers for local railroad safety and educational programs are available.

Several times per year the CP&G hosts 7 ½ inch gauge railroad meets where hobbyists travel from all over the country bringing their trains to show and operate on the track. It's a beautiful ride through the forest from Sanford yard to Dade City station and will last about 20 minutes round trip. Visitors and new members are welcome.

For further information about the railroad, membership, donations, birthday trains or any other questions you can call 727-639-7639 and leave a message.