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)
Local 930 heads down the Savannah Sub to switch local industries, including the gigantic Tropicana Plant.
SCFE's Fort Pierce turn departs the FEC yard for its run home to Clewiston on the K-branch.
In recent months, SCFE has deployed sister USSC motors on the Fort Pierce Turn. Train is seen crossing US1 at the K1 milepost.
FEC 428 returns to Fort Pierce with a short train of ortners. After driving hundreds of miles this would be the ONLY train I would shoot that day, has to rank among the top worst railfanning days ... (more)
Weekday interchange to FEC is just a train's length behind FEC's own local #928 headed into Fort Pierce Yard.
While mainline action on FEC has plummeted, local action remains the mainstay around these parts. Today's 928 returns with a healthy cut of Tropicana orange juice off the K-Branch. SCFE is runni... (more)
Today's 109 already has a good sized train along with SCFE GP11 9028 (to set out), they will also be picking up 191's train abolished the day before, leaving with a remarkable 188 empties.
SCFE (or SCXF if you like) interchange from FEC is running over FEC's K-Branch out of Fort Pierce Yard back to their own rails.
FEC 710, a former UP unit still in Armour Yellow, rounds the bend at Fort Pierce Junction with southbound FEC train 125 for Hialeah.