The Conch Train is a true rolling icon down every highway & byway in Key West… OK, that’s pushing it, 🙂 down every narrow street & alleyway! Anyone and everyone that has ever been to Key West has seen these sightseeing tour staples crisscrossing town with passengers in seat and cameras in hand. But do you have any idea where these tourist-carrying trains are serviced? I bet not, that all changes today.
Welcome to the Conch Tour Train Round House, a maintenance building for the insanely popular tourist trams. The first thing you’ll notice is the building type as row-after-row of doorways give way to train-after-train of visual eye-candy for kids and enthusiasts alike. The trains are sent there with passenger cars intact giving the building its standard depth. The facility works on, changes and maintains everything from flat tires, loose bolts, engine pings & sheet metal dings, to complete engine overhauls. On the outside of the building you can see several painted railroad crossing signs with the acronym CTTHTA upon them standing for Conch Tour Train Historic Tours of America.
You can find this out-of-the-way, off the beaten path unique attraction that most others will never ever see at 1802 Staples Avenue here in the tourist wonderland of Key West.