I grew up in Jacksonville in Riverside and Southside and a favorite Sunday afternoon ride was "all the way out to Mandarin" to ride the train. I was surprised to see it was only 13 miles---back then it was a long ride at 30 miles an hour!
It was so much fun to see your pictures again! My children and grandchildren never rode it, but they have heard all about it.
Seems like pretty tame stuff nowadays, but we rode one very much like it in New Braunfels, Texas, last summer with four of our grandchildren and it was just as much fun!
Thanks for the memories!