The LIRR has always fascinated me. A commuter line that wants to be a rapid transit line or the other way around. Mineola is one of those classic scenes on the Long Island RR.
A set of M3's hustles towards Gotham with the mornings commuter rush. These will be retired by 2019 when the new M9's come online.
The massive Grand Central Terminal. GCT is served by Metro North with routes north and east out of New York City.
An old M3 hustles through Floral Park. These cars will be retired by 2019 and were the last rail cars made by Budd.
An outbound M7 set passes a MP15 east of Jamiaca Station, while another set of M7's arrives.
An M7 set bound for Ronkonkoma departs Jamaica for points east. Established in 1834 and having operated continuously since then, it is the oldest U.S. railroad under it's original charter.
Busiest passenger station in America Two sets of M7's pace each other out of Jamaica with services towards Babylon and Ronkonkoma. It's common to see trains pace here.
FEC 101 slams through a crossing at Colfax finding a lucky beam of sunlight on an unsettled day. Today's 101 was 12,000 ft.
Exceptionally high tides due to the position of the moon seen with FEC 226. Some of the highest seawater ever seen has been affecting St. Augustine the last few years.
FEC 101 with two big champs and one little champ. With the SD40's starting to return they are starting to turn up on trains.
We have been going through a period of unsettled weather with more rain once again. FEC 210 seen rolling through a moderate tropical rain in Bunnell.
FEC 101 comes out of the siding after passing by a hard working FEC MOW crew. A lot of green back there, the EMP intermodal containers making themselves known.
FEC 111 wheels around the curves in St. Augustine. The leased out SD40-2's are slowly trickling back including recently arrived FEC 720, 2nd out.
Happy 450th St. Augustine!! The Nation's oldest city celebrated 450 years of existence this month. The railroad has been here a bit more than the last 130 of them.
FEC 226 rolls across the tidewater in the first bit of fair weather we have had in a while.