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Broward County > Parks > Tradewinds Park > Steam Trains

Tradewinds and Atlantic Railroad: Steam Train Rides

Families riding the steam trainSteam Train Rides are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (3 p.m. in November) on the third complete weekend of each month. Rides are available to children and adults alike, and the cost is $1.50 per ride.

The trains that operate in Tradewinds Park are one-eighth life-size, or scaled at one and a half inches per foot, which makes them 11 times bigger than the typical HO scale train you might have in your home. The track gauge is seven and a half inches, a worldwide standard. Trains may be powered by steam, batteries, or small gas engines. Steam locomotives might burn coal, propane gas, or fuel oil depending on the builder.

Trains are operated by Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad, Inc., a club that maintains and improves the facilities and provides educational programs for its members and the general public.