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All after-hour photo shoots must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Any changes made to a reservation must be done at least 24 hours in advance. Please call us at (305) 253-0063 to make a reservation.

Film Shoots

       Film Shoot

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers a variety of different scenic backdrops for filming all located on its 50 acre site.  The Museum, which is located just over a mile off of Florida’s Turnpike in South Miami-Dade County has historic railcars, a railroad yard, operating rail equipment, pineland forests, industrial-looking brick structures, and open fields.  We are easy to work with and can accommodate most any shooting schedule.  The Museum even has railcars that can be rented to serve as dressing/make-up rooms or on site production offices.

Download our Photoshoot Rules for more information.

Fee Structure:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - $125 per hour
(This fee includes: A staff member to assist you, reservation fee, gate entrance fee, equipment usage fee (for filming purposes – non-operating), and fixed costs (electrical, restrooms, etc…)

6:00 am - 8:00 am and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - $150 per hour
(This fee includes: A staff member to assist you, reservation fee, gate entrance fee, equipment usage fee (for filming purposes – non-operating), fixed costs (electrical, restrooms, etc…), and after-hours staff costs.

7:00 pm - 6:00 am - $200 per hour
 (This fee includes: A staff member to assist you, reservation fee, gate entrance fee, equipment usage fee (for filming purposes – non-operating), fixed costs (electrical, restrooms, etc…), after-hours staff costs and Metro Zoo main gate security fees.

Extras:

  1. An air conditioned train car for make-up and dressing room or on-site production office use is available.  Up to three of these cars are available at an additional $25 per hour each.
  2. Railroad equipment can be moved prior to your shoot in order to create a desired look or equipment can be operated during filming.
    1. To rearrange equipment requires 2 weeks advanced notice and is billed at the rate of $150/hour to set it according to your plan as well as returning the equipment to its original location.
    2. For operations during a filming the rate of $150/hour will be charged.  This provides for a two person crew, fuel costs and equipment usage.  Please note that if the crew needs to be attired in specific clothing it must be provided by your wardrobe department.

Exclusive Property Use:
For large shoots requiring exclusive use of the Museum (not applicable for night shoots) requiring it to be closed to the general public a negiotable rate will be imposed to compensate for lost gate revenue. Please contact our Executive Director, Lilia Fontana at (305) 253 - 0063 for further details and rates.

 

Additional Information:

  1. Partial hours billed in 1/2 hour increments. 
  2. Insurance Certificate is required
  3. Tax will be charged in the absence of an exemption certificate
  4. Minimum shoot time is four hours

For more information, please contact Lilia Fontana, Executive Director, at (305) 253-0063 or email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Model/Still Shoots

 


 

Mini Photo Shoots

Monday thru Friday 10 am to 4:00 pm
$50 per hour plus tax 

Monday thru Friday outside of above hours
 $75 per hour plus tax

Saturday/Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
 $75 per hour plus tax

Saturday/Sunday outside of above hours
$100 per hour plus tax

Maximum of 8 people

 

Film projects for SCHOOL CREDIT can be discussed in person with the executive director- 305-505-5405

Reservations are not required but suggested. If a photoshoot is to be after 4pm, there must be a reservation on file, before 4pm that day.

 
Commercial Photo Shoots
(We offer trains, brick building backgrounds and forest and grassy field settings)

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$100 per hour plus tax

(This fee includes: A staff member to assist you, reservation fee, gate entrance fee, equipment usage fee (for photographic purposes – non-operating), and fixed costs (electrical, restrooms, etc…)

6:00 am - 8:00 am and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$125 per hour plux tax
(This fee includes: A staff member to assist you, reservation fee, gate entrance fee, equipment usage fee (for photographic purposes – non-operating), fixed costs (electrical, restrooms, etc…), and after-hours staff costs.

7:00 pm - 6:00 am
$175 per hour plus tax
(This fee includes: A staff member to assist you, reservation fee, gate entrance fee, equipment usage fee (for photographic purposes – non-operating), fixed costs (electrical, restrooms, etc…), and after-hours staff costs and  Metro Zoo main gate security fees.

Reservations for Commercial Photo Shoots required

All Commercial Photo Shoots must be self-contained and insured. 
( We have no available electric so generators are required for everything. 
We will need a copy of the Photographers’ insurance certificate a day before the shoot - specifying 
“The Gold Coast Railroad Museum" as additionally insured. )


 

Extras:

  1. An air conditioned train car for make-up and dressing room or on-site production office use is available.  Up to three of these cars are available at an additional $25 per hour each.

Additional Information:

  1. Partial hours billed in 1/2 hour increments. 
  2. Insurance Certificate is required
  3. Tax will be charged in the absence of an exemption certificate
  4. Minimum shoot time is four hours
  5. Additional fees apply with regard to operating/relocating equipment.

For more information, please contact Lilia Fontana, Executive Director, at (305) 253-0063 or email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.