After dropping off the dignitaries bound for the 125th anniversary of Hotel Ponce, the special hustles south to Saybrook to reverse and head back north.
Talk about luck, during the chase I saw 226 coming, calculated the best guess place to stop, we jumped out and just caught the meet with the 714 special.
A beautiful warm morning in St. Augustine finds the 714 leading a special for the 125th anniversary of the Hotel Ponce De Leon (Now Flagler Collage).
With "Henry Flagler" on board, FC 714 takes dignitaries from Magnolia to Palmer St for a horse drawn carriage ride to the former Hotel Ponce, celebrating 125 years since it's opening.
Spent the morning with fellow train photog, Bob Pickering chasing 714 from Jacksonville to St. Augustine. This special escapade transported FEC dignitaries to the Ponce Deleon Hotel 125th Anniver... (more)
FEC 224 winds through St. Augustine on a cool morning. It is typical to catch 2 GP40-2's on this train.
Newly returned from Rail America Land, FEC 709 leads 226 on a mild winter morning. FEC 709 I am sure is enjoying the Florida winter vs the winter in Canada, where she has been for a while.
The first through FEC train of 2013 is seen on a warm day in St. Augustine. The rocks on the left are what's left of the "old" US 1 bridge in St. Augustine.
What a way to start 2013, it's 75 degrees and the first through train of the year on the FEC is 210 running earlier than normal. The general freight behind the motors is very rare for 210.
FEC 226 approaches the San Sebastian River on the last day of 2012, my last train of the year. Got lucky with just a bit of sun as the train came through.
Last train of 2012 turns out to be FEC 226 being lead by the 714 winding up another great year of railfanning. Happy New Year to everyone!