Four big M's surprised us on 226 this morning...we could not believe it! And now with time running out on these motors we were very pleased to get a quad lashup of them.
FEC 226 with two GP40-2's rolls through the tidal marshes in St. Augustine. This is the best time of year for this angle with the morning sun swung north.
FEC 224 lead by two Champions something that has been pretty rare...also unusual as for about a year 123-224 has been assigned SD70M-2's or a combo of a M and a 40. But not today.
How much longer will scenes like this be possible? By next year we may see all through trains dominated by GEVO's with a few exceptions. Get your pics while you can.
Two Champs on 224! the first time I have seen two champs on 224 though it had indeed happened one time before. Usually this train gets an SD70M-2 leader.
Reflections.... FEC's 226 lead by Champ 711 wanders through St. Augustine. Even with the US 1 bridge rebuilt offering higher views, the classic shot still works.
FEC 226 rolls into St. Augustine with Champion 711 leading. The Champion scheme will be applied to the new GEVO's when they arrive later this year.
With the counties oldest city lingering in in the background 107 rolls through St. Augustine with a few racks on the head end with a massive cut of stacks and pigs on the rear.
In the Nation's oldest city, twin Champs roll 226 across the tidewater as puffy clouds build.