The big M-2's on the FEC, they have gotten a bit of a reprieve as expected GE Demos may not get here at all, but the new 24 GE's are still coming by years end. 101 had rock again.
It's a fantastic cool morning in St. Augustine as twin Champs lead 226 northward. The days of EMD dominated trains are numbered as GE's are on the way.
FEC 101, 416 3rd out is the newest repaint on the railway somewhat resembling a blue scheme of the 1960's. It is currently the only motor to wear this scheme for now.
FEC 101 thunders through Colfax with one of FEC's 7 Champions leading near 2 miles of train. It's a spectacular day in northeast Florida.
This was the only RA schemed M-2 running on this day as the others were sidelined. However 104 and 106 will be back until the time comes for the big M's to go, looking more likely in April.
FEC 101 rumbles through with 3 EMD's. The GEVO demonstrators may not get here to April giving the big M-2's a bit more time on the railway. They however will be the first to go.
FEC 905 with a GP40-2, likely the breed of EMD that will continue to work for the FEC for the foreseeable future as the through trains will get the GE's but locals will continue EMD powered.
FEC 101 through a tropical deluge. Heavy rains associated with a system in the gulf doused the area today. EMD's on priority trains likely will be a thing of the past by this time next year.
In a driving rain, FEC 101 thunders south out of Bunnell. While the north sees the snow, we see rain like no where else in the USA, sometimes coming down 2-4 inches per hour.
Kicking up some dust, FEC 101 rolls through an area where MOW work is being done. The FEC is a first class operation with highly maintained track and equipment.
On a warm day with temperatures flirting with 80 degrees, FEC 101 hustles southward with two Champions leading.
Northern locations have legendary snows...we get legendary rains. Severe storms are winding down as three Champions roll through the leftover rains in Bunnell.
FEC 101 with three Champions hustles through Bunnell. For FECRS member Anita Caboose who's birthday is today!
Railpictures.net contributor Maryann Norvik exchanges waves with "East Coast Hogger" as he lugs 12,950ft of train southbound.
FEC 905 trundles through St. Augustine heading for the Wilbur Wright Lead.