For over 100 years, U.S. Sugar has been the only sugarcane farming company in the continental United States that transports all of its cane to a sugar factory by train. Today, you can ride the sweetest railroad in Florida behind our historic steam locomotive, No. 148 on seasonal passenger excursion trains throughout the year.
The Santa Express Returns to Florida!
Santa Claus will return to Highlands and Hendry County by train as U.S. Sugar expands its popular holiday train rides in Clewiston, Lake Placid, and Sebring, Florida.
Train Rides and Excursions
Our steam and diesel-powered excursions operate seasonally throughout the year and for special events in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Clewiston. Want to get notified of upcoming events? Join our email list and be among the first to ride!
Sugar Express No. 148
A 100-year-old icon of American ingenuity, No. 148 originally operated freight, passenger, and sugarcane trains in South Central Florida over 100 years ago! Learn more about our feature attraction.
Tour Our Train
Our mid-Century passenger cars are climate-controlled and feature on-board restrooms. Learn more about our growing fleet or swing by the open-air car Miami Locks to enjoy the sounds of historic steam railroading.
Learn Our Route
The route of the Sugar Express carries passegers over historic railroads throughout the Lake Okeechobee region and is still used to transport goods, freight, and sugarcane today.
About U.S. Sugar
From our rich history, innovative farming practices, environmental stewardship, and community investment, U.S. Sugar continues its proud heritage of feeding American families.