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A Steam Powered Start of Harvest on October 1st

By September 24, 2021Events

On October 1st, Sugar Express steam locomotive No. 148 will power the first cane train of the season, signaling the official start of the sugarcane harvest.

The train will depart 1st Avenue and Florida Avenue NW in Moore Haven at approximately 9:30 AM, and pull south through Clewiston over U.S. 27 to the Clewiston Sugar Factory.

Between Noon and 5 PM, No. 148 will be under steam and on display for the general public at the Sugar Express facility at the corner Basilian Cres and South Deane Duff Avenue.

Members of the community may safely view the Sugar Express from any public property. Note: Please remain at least 25 feet away from the railroad track at all times.

The Sugar Express will travel near or over the following intersections:

  • Park Avenue and Yaun Road (Moore Haven) Langdale Road (Moore Haven)
  • State Route 720 (Moore Haven and Clewiston) San Luiz Avenue (Clewiston)
  • South Olympia Street (Clewiston) WC Owen Avenue (Clewiston) South Francisco Avenue

Times and routing are subject to change.

Follow the Sugar Express Facebook page for up-to-date information.