Altamonte Pass Railroad opened as Florida’s newest 7.5 inch gauge ride-on railroad on July 27, 2001. This unusual private facility railroad is located at the residence of Jerry and Diana Selwyn in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

The APRR is located about 8 miles north of downtown Orlando and just over a mile from the I-4 and Highway 436 intersection.

The APRR features:

. . . a mainline loop (30-foot radius) approximately 700 foot long with 800 additional feet of double tracks, passing sidings, storage tracks, and a reversing WYE which takes the train (and its passengers) right through the house. Some of the many planned special highlights of the railroad are already taking shape; our new air powered loading/unloading facilities makes moving equipment an ‘effortless’ joy, the steel girder bridge (spanning an under construction fish pond) is in place and passable; a 50’ wooden themed mine tunnel with remote opening portals is open and passable; a 150’ natural potocarpus tunnel is in place, and is being grown and shaped daily; and a 12 foot powered turntable is nearing completion. Engineering and manufacture has begun on “smart” operating grade crossings, block signals, remote turnout control with position indicators; and a computerized control station to monitor and visually report train positioning and makeup; along with block and turnout conditions. A pint-sized railroad town is also expected to be under construction by late 2005; complete with various structures, streets, and such for the children (big and small) to play in, on, and around. And finally, a three bay engine house and four track maintenance shop are to be built stubbed out from the turntable.

 

Our equipment roaster consists of two diesel electric engines; an electric ‘galloping goose’; a ‘police’ speeder; a 2-6-0 Steamer; eight rider cars; eight specialty cars; three MOW Utility cars; and two cabooses.

Visitors are welcome with advance notice, but must call first to schedule their visit around our availability and to gain yard access . . . and while visiting, we further invite you to enjoy our extensive indoor/outdoor ‘G’ gauge railroad.

 


Altamonte Pass RailRoad DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

 

From Out-of State (North), via I-75 and Tampa: Travel I-75 South to I-4 East, Travel I-4 East, Exiting at Exit 92 (Altamonte Springs), then Right onto S.R. 436 (east), two traffic lights ahead make a Right onto Hattaway Drive, Hattaway becomes Broadview atop the hill (just past the Fire Station Stop Sign). 85 miles ~ 1 hour 35 minutes from Tampa.

From Out-of State (North), via I-95 and Daytona: Travel I-95 South to I-4 West, Travel I-4 West, Exiting at Exit 92 (Altamonte Springs), then Left onto S.R. 436 (east), three traffic lights ahead make a Right onto Hattaway Drive, Hattaway becomes Broadview atop the hill (just past the Fire Station Stop Sign). 50 miles ~ 60 minutes from Daytona.

From South Florida via I-75: Travel I-75 North to I-4 East, Travel I-4 East, Exiting at Exit 92 (Altamonte Springs), then Right onto S.R. 436 (east), two traffic lights ahead make a Right onto Hattaway Drive, Hattaway becomes Broadview atop the hill (just past the Fire Station Stop Sign). 130 miles ~ 2 hours 30 minutes from Sarasota.

From South Florida via Turnpike: Travel I-95 North to Florida Turnpike, Travel Florida Turnpike North to I-4 East, Travel I-4 East, Exiting at Exit 92 (Altamonte Springs), then Right onto S.R. 436 (east), two traffic lights ahead make a Right onto Hattaway Drive, Hattaway becomes Broadview atop the hill (just past the Fire Station Stop Sign). 240 miles ~ 4 hours from Miami.

From Leesburg/Apopka: Travel US 441 South to S.R. 436 fork, turn left Traveling S.R. 436 (east) till reaching I-4 crossover, three traffic lights ahead make a Right onto Hattaway Drive, Hattaway becomes Broadview atop the hill (just past the Fire Station Stop Sign). 40 miles ~ 1 hour 20 minutes from Leesburg.

From Orlando International Airport: Travel S.R. 436 (west) out of the airport, Travel 17 miles, (2 blocks before I-4) make a Left onto Hattaway Drive, Hattaway becomes Broadview atop the hill (just past the Fire Station Stop Sign). 18 miles ~ 40 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

From Attractions/Downtown Orlando: Travel I-4 East, exiting at Exit 92 (Altamonte Springs), then Right onto S.R. 436 (east), two traffic lights ahead make a Right onto Hattaway Drive, Hattaway becomes Broadview atop the hill (just past the Fire Station Stop Sign). 11 miles ~ 15 minutes from Downtown Orlando.


Altamonte Springs, Florida

300 Broadview Avenue • Barclay Woods Subdivision 32701
Phone & Fax (407) 650-2546

www.aprr.info  •  altamontepass@gmail.com