Getting rolling again

Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department Crew Leader Dale Rudge works on the Frankie Schmitz Express Train on Tuesday, July 9, inside the train barn at Leonard Park. Rudge said six axles and 10 bearings had to be replaced. The train has been out of service since “around June 21” and could be back in operation by this weekend, according to Patrick McCage, parks and recreation director.

Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department Crew Leader Dale Rudge works on the Frankie Schmitz Express Train on Tuesday, July 9, inside the train barn at Leonard Park. Rudge said six axles and 10 bearings had to be replaced. The train has been out of service since “around June 21” and could be back in operation by this weekend, according to Patrick McCage, parks and recreation director.