As the tail end of FEC train 210 enters Bowden yard, FEC train 101, led by 817, pulls out of the yard and begins the trip down to Miami.
On it's second revenue run after being painted into Phase III, the 145 is in charge of the Silver Meteor and takes on fuel at Jacksonville. Only a couple chips to the paint on the plow mar the pri... (more)
Slugging on a road train. We were riding down I-10 westbound near Whitehouse west of Jacksonville, Florida, when I saw racks slowly moving westbound on the SP-Line. We hopped off at the next exit,... (more)
It is not very often that a Kansas City Southern de Mexico makes it's way to Jacksonville, Florida. The train is waiting to pick up a crew member before heading north with a long freight train ou... (more)
Specialize Rail Transport turbine move from North Carolina to south Florida for Florida Power & Light. FEC extra train 141 in special service prepares to knock down the signal at the NE of Bayard ... (more)
The beginning of the annual Clinchfield Santa Train as it eases out of West Jax headed north. So much news, both fake and real, has surrounded this year's train for months and we can finally begi... (more)
BNSF 5527 and BNSF 8028 work their way through switches as they slowly head to the west end of Simpson Yard, while three NS units head down a different track to their train.
Freight cars are shuffled around by a Rail Car Mover at the TTX shop, with Jacksonville beautiful skyline in the background. This versatile machine can travel on both rail tracks and on roads. It... (more)
Continuing onward to the FEC Bowden yard from Simpson as a "Transfer Job".
It's a beautiful morning as NS 9770 and NS 9029 roll south over the Jacksonville drawbridge with train 209 destined for the FEC Bowden yard.
A positioning move of the OCS, leaving the yard in West Jax to run the wye in Duval in prep for a trip to Tampa via the A-Line.
The last move of the Ringling Brothers Red Unit from Jax is joined by a positioning move of the OCS, leaving the yard in West Jax to run the wye in Duval in prep for a trip to Tampa via the A-Line... (more)
The last move of the Ringling Brothers Blue Unit off FEC to CSXT sports a very unexpected power set.
"Like clockwork" can always define daily Y108 from the intermodal ramp to FEC Bowden. Today, the final Ringling circus train plus an OCS move and a loaded coal train will join the mix.