It's a humid tropical morning as cloud from gulf thunderstorms begin to flow in, FEC 226 rolls through St. Augustine.
The last 224 for a while as trains 123, 224, 111 & 212 have been abolished due to a downturn in business. Several other trains will be shuffled around to take up the slack.
The LNG set has been making the trip to Miami and back Mon / Tue and Thu / Fri via 121 - 226 of late. However this is the first time it went without GEX 3000 making for a matched set.
FEC 226 on the first day of Summer rolling over the waters of the Tomoka River. This is a shot that only works in the summer.
LNG! FEC continues to test LNG fuel with now another set on the way with 801-802 being converted to join the 800 in LNG service. Testing is being done on 121 / 226 every few days.
FEC 224 rolls through St. Augustine on a warm morning.
First trip to Miami for the LNG set, seen here returning to Jacksonville.. The LNG set is now making several trips a week on 121 / 226 for more testing.
FEC 224 is spotted in Bunnell Florida on a shot that only works right near the summer solstice.
FEC 226 on a warm June morning with a big champ little champ combo.
Memorial Day morning FEC 224 turned up with a string of Tropicana cars in tow. Pretty rare matter of fact I think this was the first time I had seen them on 224.
FEC 226 with four motors rumbles through the tidal marshes of St. Augustine. It's pretty rare to get this many motors on an FEC train but happens on occasion when power needs to be moved.
FEC 226 with Tropicana cars, something that happened for a few Sundays in May. Usually the Tropicana cars are on the much earlier 222.
Three motors lead FEC 226 through St. Augustine. For a few weeks 226 was picking up the Tropicana cars on Sunday.
On a warm tropical morning, FEC 226 launches across the Tomoka River with three motors and tropicana cars in tow.
On our way back to America via British Airways there is time for a grab shot of a Class 377 EMU sliding into Gatwick Airport. Transport modes are exceptionally well connected in the UK.