SD40-2's with a GP40-2 lug 226 across the marshes. No more SD40-2's will be repainted into the Champion scheme due to the expected arrival of the GEVO's that will sideline these motors.
FEC 714 leads 226 across the Tomoka River on a breezy morning.
Rainy season! FEC's 101, lead by 101 hustles through another tropical thunderstorm winding through Bunnell.
FEC 101 lead by Champion 715 blasts into Bunnell on a warm breezy day. Once in a while you still get 2nd generation power on 101, but with ES44's coming those days are numbered.
FEC 226 launches across the Tomoka River with Champion 703 on the point. This shot generally only works late Spring to late Summer when the morning sun angle gets in here.
FEC 226 heads northward through the tidal marshes of St. Augustine.
Champions have turned up on 224 a few times the past few days, possibly showing off for the new Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, where this train comes from.
Railpictures contributor Maryann Pickering gets her captures of the legendary Tropicana Juice Train as O854 starts north across the Big Manatee River.
CSXT O854, loaded with "100% Pure Squeezed Florida Sunshine" hauls through "Sun City" on the outskirts of Ruskin Florida. A daily by Sat & Thu operation, usually out by 8 AM or so.
Sometimes called the "hottest train on CSX" the famed Tropicana Juice Train starts over the Big Manatee River bridge heading northbound. A daily but Thu & Sat operation.
The first time that I have seen three Champs and a Susan Komen unit on FEC 226 was today. Power was in Ft. Lauderdale for grand opening of a new port facility.
Three Champs and a Susan Komen motor! This is the first time I think this has happened and luck was with me this day. Note the rainbow with the gulf storms in the distance.
The rainy season does not stop the FEC, here FEC train 210 hustles through Durbin in a tropical downpour.
Sunrail P309 pushes back toward the OCC after morning duties are completed.
The last train of the morning, prepares to depart Debary for points southward. It appears Sunrail is doing fairly well with the parking lot mostly full.