The crew goes on duty at 10 a.m. at the yard office just south of the street running in Clearwater. Typical operations find it running to Tampa first to pick up cars before switching industries on the line.
One intriguing photo spot is the street-running trackage on East Avenue, from Turner Street to Drew Street. Another unique scene lies just a few miles away, in the heart of Clearwater Country Club’s 18-hole golf course. Capture this colorful local as it runs among golfers, alongside fairways, and even over a small trestle near the clubhouse.
Another location worth exploring is the long bridge across Safety Harbor, on approach to neighboring Tampa. Numerous ponds, palmettos, and a few sidings, primarily used for car storage, are also located along the line.
Other attractions include the Cleveland Street District, home to year-round dining and shopping. For baseball fans, Clearwater’s Bright House Field is the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies. Nearby St. Petersburg is home to the Salvador Dalí museum. Mix in dolphin-watching, golfing, and the nearby Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, and your family will have plenty of activities.