"East Swamp & Gatorville" aka The Link

This narrow-gauge steam train consists of a Crown steam locomotive and tender, that have been converted from coal powered steam to compressed air. The rest of the train consists of three open passenger cars, and a “caboose”, which carries the compressor.

The train and track were donated by the family of Edward Albert Link. He was the inventor of the WWII “Link Trainer” and deep-sea exploration diving vessels. The Link Trainer was a flight simulator produced in the early 30’s based on technology pioneered in 1929 by Link.

The Link train and track underwent a complete restoration and returned to scheduled service in March 2017. It is fully operational and is used daily by visitors to our museum. Ask about a ride on your next visit! 

  1. Ferdinand Magellan Presidential Railcar, U.S. Car No. 1
  2. Western Pacific "California Zephyr" Vista-Dome Car
  3. Florida East Coast Railway Steam Locomotive #153
  4. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Observation Bar Lounge #254
  5. U.S. Army Hospital Car #89436
  6. Florida East Coast Railway Passenger Coach #136
  7. Seaboard Air Line Railroad Passenger Combination Baggage-Coach #259
  8. Florida East Coast Railway Maintenance of Way Car Renumbered as #1996
  9. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Caboose #0322
  10. NASA No. #1
  11. Miami-Dade County Metromover Cars
  12. Helium Transportation Freight Car MHAX #1202
  13. Case Steam Traction Engine
  14. "East Swamp & Gatorville" aka The Link
  15. American LaFrance Fire Truck