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Video: Take a ride on the Florida Railroad Museum's steam train


PARRISH -- People at the Florida Railroad Museum are celebrating a month of steam and taking folks on a ride through the country on an antique steam train.

For an organization that toots their horn to a motto - Ride the Exhibits - these train lovers were shoveling coal and fighting off cowboys and bandits last Saturday during the Train Robbery themed weekend.

After everyone boarded the steam train, the little engine that could made its way to Periwinkle Junction, where a live shootout was underway.

While the train stopped long enough for the train marshals to hop off and grab the wooden chest of gold, bandits had a showdown and people on the train watched as the good, the bad and the ugly fought to get the gold and hop back on the train.

Twenty minutes later the train left Periwinkle Junction, all safe and sound, and headed back to Parrish, going about 10 miles an hour down the track.

The Florida Railroad Museum is run by a full staff of volunteers and people wanting to share railroad history with the community.

To experience the smell of hot, burned coal embers and to hear the sound of hissing steam, head over to the museum at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m on Saturday and Sunday for a ride on Steam Train 75.

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