Exceptionally rare for a single GEVO to lead a train on the FEC. This was the Monday only 228 on a foggy morning in the Nation's Oldest City.
You know it's Christmas in Florida when the FEC Christmas train arrives! Here attendees get a close look at the big ES44C4 as others in the background meet "Santa"
FEC 101 rolls out of Bunnell on a warm afternoon.
FEC 101 rolls into New Smyrna Beach with one of the LNG sets. I ran up the bridge for this shot collecting about 4.7 billion sand spurs which took me 20 minutes to pull off me later.
FEC 101 swings through with the 2nd LNG set on the railway
FEC 210 the 4th train in the parade lead by SD40-2 #715 which was the grand finale in the 4 train parade.
FEC 226 the 3rd train in the 4 train parade this morning with two GEVO's on the point.
FEC 218 weaving through St. Augustine. 218 is a Ft. Lauderdale - Jax train that runs daily but Sunday. This was train #2 of the parade this morning.
A rare late running 222 rolls thru St. Augustine at first light the first of a 4 train parade. The 222 is usually through here before sunrise though sometimes can be late.
FEC 101 swings out of Bunnell on a cool crisp day. Today 101 had the GEVO / SD40-2 combo which is uncommon for this train.
FEC 226 swings through St. Augustine with 5 motors (you have to look hard to see the additional 2 behind the LNG). Note the little buoy on the ballast leftover from Hurricane Matthew.
Amtrak's Silver Star has changed a bit over the years now without a diner and one less sleeper.
FEC 101 rolls through western Palm Coast with stacks and stuff for Miami. The "haze" in the sky is smoke from the fires in TN, NC, GA well to the north.
The LNG sets are running on 101 on occasion. If things go as planned this will be the standard lashup for thru freights on the FEC.
FEC 226 rolls across the high water in St. Augustine with one of the LNG sets. The oxidation of the rails from them being submerged in Matthew the month before is still evident.