| Region: Central
Orlando & Mount Dora Railway
150 W. 3rd Ave.
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Local Phone: 352-383-8878
Began operations on October 25th, 2003. It is
a tourist passenger railroad that runs from Mount
Dora to Eustis in central Florida on the tracks
of the Florida Central Railroad.
Headquartered in downtown Mount Dora, and operating
on rails that date back to the 1880's, we offer
a unique glimpse into the past of our American
heritage, with a number of vintage rail excursions
that we are certain the whole family will enjoy.
For some it will bring back fond memories of
their youth and for others it will be an exciting
look back into the railroad heritage of a by-gone
Our Ticket Agency and Gift Shop are located at
150 West Third Avenue in downtown Mount Dora,
at the corner of Third and Alexander Streets.
It is directly in front of the historic Lakeside
Inn, and across from the Mount Dora Chamber of
Commerce. The Chamber building is the renovated
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad station that was
built in 1915.
Our depot is a renovated 1935 Pullman coach (car
No. 833), that was in service for Seaboard Air
Line Railroad, on their famous Orange Blossom
Special, until it's retirement in the late 1960's.
Our gift shop has a wide variety of gifts and
specialty items sure to please railfans of all
The depot is equipped with an entrance ramp for
easy access, a handicapped accessible restroom,
and a waiting area for passengers. Boarding for
our trains is from platform level with no stairs
Our depot is open one half hour before the first
train departure of the day and will close one
half hour after the last train of the day.
There are three ways to get to Mount Dora from
Orlando. All depend upon your location in Orlando.
(1) Take I-4 east to Altamonte Springs. In Altamonte
Springs take Highway 436 west, travel 436 to 441
just outside of Apopka; turn north on 441 passing
thru Apopka. Continue on 441 towards Mt. Dora.
Turn left off 441 on to Donnelly Street heading
into Mount Dora. Follow Donnelly to downtown Mount
Dora and make a right on Third Avenue. One block
west on Third Avenue is our depot. Our station
is located in a bright red railway passenger coach.
(2) Take I-4 east to Highway 441. Turn north
towards Apopka/Mount Dora. Once on 441 follows
instructions as listed above.
(3) Take the Florida Turnpike north to Ocala.
Turn right on Turnpike 429 and travel to Highway
441 (Orange Blossom Trail). Turn left on 441 and
proceed thru Plymouth to the Mount Dora turn off
as described in route 1.
Take Highway 46 west straight into Mount Dora.
Turn right on Highland Street and travel to the
first stop light. At the stop, light turn left
on Fifth Avenue and continue on to the next stop
light. At the stop light turn left onto Donnelly
Street. Travel two blocks and turn right on Third
Avenue. One block west on Third Avenue is our
depot. Our station is located in a bright red
railway passenger coach.
Take I-4 towards Orlando, follow our instructions
from Sanford as found above.
Follow 441 towards Orlando, turn right onto Donnelly
Street traveling 2 miles into Mount Dora. Follow
Donnelly into the downtown area. Turn right onto
Third Avenue. One block west on Third Avenue is
our station. Our station is located in a bright
red railway passenger coach.
After you pass Third Avenue, but before you cross
the railroad tracks, there is a two-level parking
garage on the left. It is the closest off-street
parking area to the ticket office. To access the
lower level turn into the garage before you cross
our railroad tracks. To access the upper level
turn left on Third Avenue. Travel one-half block
and turn right. This will give you access to the
upper level. Handicapped parking is also available
in the garage. Public parking in Mount Dora is
FREE! Other public lots are available within two
blocks of our station.