Meet the Conductors

I moved to St Augustine from the Chicago area where I was raised and attended the University of Chicago. I immediately loved St. Augustine because of its small town charm and amazing weather. I began driving trains in 1998 and have enjoyed the opportunity to meet amazing people from all around the world.

I am a 27 year old native of New Jersey. I spent 22 years there before joining the Navy and seeing the world. I ended up stationed in Kings Bay, GA as my last assignment and while stationed there, I visited St. Augustine. I decided I loved it so much that I would stay and make this my home. I stumbled upon my job here at the Red Trains and quickly learned to love it. I enjoy joking with visitors while teaching them about our history in an entertaining and fun way.

Originally from Virginia, I moved here in an effort to start a new chapter in my life. St Augustine is a beautiful place to do it. I thoroughly enjoy my job and getting to show off this amazing city!

I hail proudly from New Jersey and came to the area for what was to be a brief pit stop. It turned out being much more than that and is now home. I am currently the manager of the trains and love my new job. I get to work with a bunch of great people, especially my boss. I have been driving most of my adult life and nothing is more fun than driving a Red Train!

I was raised on a tobacco farm in rural North Carolina. My summers were spent fishing, helping on the farm and playing baseball. My winters were spent patiently waiting for summer. I spent 40 years there dealing with snow and ice and enough was enough. I am an avid history buff so St Augustine seemed like an ideal place to relocate. Instead of a desk with four walls, my office in the entire city of St Augustine. It doesn’t get much better.

I moved to Florida at the age of 19 and never looked back. I love all types of vehicles and I love history so what better job than to drive a Red Train and share the great history of our city! The job is great and meeting all of the wonderful people who visit here is just an extra perk!

Roy was born in Washington State. Roy has had many careers over the years, dabbling in commercial fishing, construction and running his own restaurant, the “Old Church Eatery”. Although the restaurant was in New York, Roy has also lived in Oregon, California, Arizona, Alaska, and now St Augustine, Florida. He enjoys boating, fishing and photography.

I am one of the few native St Augustinians here. I actually began driving Red Trains in the 1970’s when they were just Jeeps pulling around the train coaches and I am still here. There is nothing better than driving the trains and getting to show people my hometown!

I am a transplant from the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan who came to St Augustine for a quieter life which involves a lot of fishing. In between fishing days, I get to drive a train and show off our town. I also get to dress up and play someone very special during the holidays. I love my job!

I am a Florida native from Jacksonville. After retiring from CSX Railroad, I thought that I would like to drive the Red Trains. I enjoy meeting people and telling them about our history. When you take my tour you instantly realize I have a deep southern accent-or so I’ve been told. Come and see me here on the Ripley’s Red Trains! All Aboard!

Hello, my name is Reed and I am pretty much Amazing. I fell in love with the city and moved down here after graduating from college. Now I get to spend my days telling others about the city and making people smile.