"Elizabeth" rides again

"Elizabeth", the third train engine added to the Opryland Railroad, and the only locomotive specifically built for the park, has found a new home at the Kirby Family Fun Farm in Williston, Florida. Originally built by Custom Fabricators in 1977, "Elizabeth" was named for the wife of the CEO of the National Life Accident & Insurance Company, Opryland's then corporate owner. As a diesel powered engine, she was built especially for Opryland to resemble the other two locomotives running through the park at the time. After the park closed, she and the other locomotives, was sold to Premier Parks, which later bought the Six Flags theme park chain and subsequently took their corporate identity. At first, "Elizabeth" called Six Flags Astroworld home. After that park closed, she sat quietly on the rails at Six Flags Over Georgia for almost a decade. Now, she is being lovingly restored and will soon chug along once again, delighting parents and children alike with all of the excitement that comes with old-fashioned train travel.