Normally the domain of 4-axle power, today's Pineda Turn has a long hood forward SD40-2 leading a healthy train of 35 empty hoppers.
With 1 gon loaded with rip-rap and 5 empty sugar cars, the SCFE heads back to Clewiston after interchanging with FEC.
South Central Florida's Fort Pierce Turn casts a perfect reflection.
A short 930 with 1 loaded aggregate gon and 4 empty hypochlorite tanks heads down the FEC Savannah Subdivision (aka K Branch) at FEC Savannah, Ft Pierce, FL.
A 10,213' intermodal reflects in a canal, with sea storms in the background.
The north local out of Ft Pierce returns home, splitting the signals at the north end of the double track. If you look closely, you can see the Intracoastal Waterway just above the locomotive.
Annual northbound Ringling run from Miami took place a little later in the day than it has in previous years, but it's the first time the run on FEC has had a GE of any sort.
A Florida East Coast Mi-Jack Series III loads a Walmart trailer onto TTRX No. 552420 at the ramp in FEC’s Fort Pierce Yard on January 10, 2015. Walmart has a distribution center nearby and readily... (more)
Switching the yard at Fort Pierce, Florida, on the morning of January 10, 2015, is Florida East Coast GP38-2 No. 511.
South Central Florida Express' turn to Fort Pierce crosses an irrigation canal on its way to the FEC interchange.
A short South Central Florida Express train exits Ft Pierce yard for the FEC K Branch, with a US Sugar Corp leader. FEC 930 has a joint warrant and will be just a few minutes behind them.
Flying over the Belcher Canal at dusk.
On most regional railroads, a 35 cars would be a normal train, not a short distance local. Train 920 arrives back home, with palm trees and the Indian River in the background.
Local 930 heads down the K Branch to get a refill of orange juice.
The South Central Florida Express local nears the interchange with FEC. Hailing from Michigan, both my Dad & I had unknowingly shot this unit hundreds of times as a GP40-2 under both GTW 6423 and ... (more)