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This morning I slept in late after a long
day yesterday and went down to lobby to see about getting
breakfast only to learn that the Spotted Stag Restaurant closes
at 9:00 am and reopens around 5 pm. So much for eating breakfast
this morning. At the desk, I asked what was available within
walking distance and the reply was "out of luck". There
was a Krispy Kreme near the train station, a Wawa gas station on
the way there and Tropical Smoothie was another good bet next to
station. Chris called and asked if I could help him and
Elizabeth audit the convention shirts and hats that were to be
sold. The vendor was delayed in arriving but the product had
been shipped ahead and Elizabeth was asked to verify the
shipment. After finishing that chore, Chris and I decided to
walk to the Deerfield station and watch trains coming and going
and also to find breakfast-lunch for myself.
We walked to the station and I stopped at Tropical Smoothie Cafe and bought a chicken wrap while Chris continued on to the station. I found a table next to window that I could watch the station, tracks and trains coming and going. After that nutritional break, I joined Chris on the platform.
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Deerfield station
built in 1926.
The old freight house now hosts several model train layouts.
Looking North to Mangonia Park
Approaching from the south and Miami.
TRI Rail # 626 to Mangonia Park.
Loco 808 pushing the train north.
Train 629 southbound to Miami.
Loco pulling going south to Miami.
Train 629 departing Deerfield Beach.
Text and Photos by Author, Robin Bowers
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