News & Features » News

The train that couldn't

comment

The Fun Train's former owners, who claim $5 million in assets and $22.7 million in liabilities, don't have any records of what their defunct companies owe to whom. After the parent company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Oct. 6, but before it filed its schedules of assets and liabilities on Nov. 13, the computer crashed. Missing are records of checking and savings accounts, accounts receivable, money owed to the IRS and payroll records for top executives. The train was plagued by high expenses, low ridership and bad luck. In August the train crashed into a tow truck outside of Tampa, killing the driver. It stopped running Sept. 17.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.