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Date: 03/17/23 20:30
Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: bmarti7

The U.S. Sugar Express ran this afternoon between Clewiston and Moore Haven. It was pulled northbound by steam engine 148. While I was watching the crew assemble the train, I got a text from our very-best friends from Bismarck who winter in Florida.The text showed (guess what) ...... the 148 knuckling to the passenger cars. I had no idea they had picked up their grandson, who had flown down from St. Louis earlier in the day  to ride the steam train. It's a small world. 

So here's the chase- starting with boarding in Clewiston. Next is the train approaching at track speed, 40 mph. Then the train crossing the Caloosahatchee Canal as it enters the remote-controlled swing span. Next I show roster shots of the entire train. Lastly the Burke family waving from the baggage car-not a bad shot passing at 40 mph. The video is from Deb Burke hanging out the baggage' door. Thanks for riding along.

PCBill

 








Date: 03/17/23 20:32
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: bmarti7

Roster shots:








Date: 03/17/23 20:33
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: bmarti7

More rosters:








Date: 03/17/23 20:37
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: bmarti7

No. 308 will pull the train southbound back to Clewiston. 
The Burke family having a blast 
Video from Deb



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Date: 03/17/23 20:51
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: Notch7

Two sharp looking ex-SOU coaches.



Date: 03/17/23 21:03
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: Quakerengr

Fantastic coverage there Bill.   Thanks for sharing..

Pat



Date: 03/18/23 09:02
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: SCKP187

Super coverage and photos.  That is some real nice passenger cars.
Brian Stevens



Date: 03/18/23 11:37
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: Ritzville

Excellent chase Bill with steam and great looking passenger cars.

Larry



Date: 03/19/23 12:56
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: 8notch

Bill, nice set of pictures. Looks like a fun time was had by all.
Robert in Island City Oregon 



Date: 03/20/23 13:50
Re: Chasing the “Moore Haven Meteor”
Author: jmbreitigan

Very nice series Bill. Did you get a chance to ride the train ?
John



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