FEC 101 wheels into Bunnell with a big M-2 leading assisted by twin Champ SD40-2's. This time next year we will likely be looking at GEVO's.
FEC 101 rounds the curve into Bunnell. The big M's have a bit of a reprieve as they will hold on until the GEVO's get here at years end. Get your shots folks. You can spot Dave greeting me.
FEC 101 lead by a combination of Champion and Susan Komen schemed motors, first time that has happened on this train, heading south on a mild unsettled day.
FEC 101 slices through Bunnell lead by FEC 107. The 107 was sidelined for a while due to a mechanical problem but now is back on the road, at least until the GEVO's arrive at year's end.
FEC 101 has a speed restriction allowing us to catch the train again in Bunnell. Look closely and you can see Maryann waving at the train.
The big M's will likely hang in there through the end of the year until the GEVO's arrive. So until then the EMD show goes on, as seen on this mild day with FEC 101.
The reports of the early demise of the SD70M-2 in March have been exaggerated to quote the famous line. However the days are numbered, 24 GEVO's due by years end in the champ scheme.
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 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.
My first three Champions!
FEC 101 with three Champions hustles through Bunnell. For FECRS member Anita Caboose who's birthday is today!
FEC 101 with a very unusual consist today, hoppers, rocks, etc. As things stand, time is rapidly running out on these SD70M-2's as GEVO's are coming.