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.
Reflecting.... CFRC P307 reflects off of the St. Johns River on a warm humid morning. View is from the old US 17 bridge now a park. This shot works best in summer 0830hrs-1000hrs
A scene that had changed over the years, Autotrain arrives at Sanford passing through the Sunrail station at Sanford. Look close you can see CSX local in the background.
Sunrail P309 crosses the tranquil waters of the St. Johns river on the only other single track on the CFRC system. The other is in Maitland. This bridge was rebuilt during the project.
The end of the line, for now this is as far as Sunrail goes, Debary. P303 begins to push towards Orlando after making a northward trip. The parking lot at this stop was full.
I was not believing it, but again for a 2nd day in a row, 226 had a quad big M lashup yet again. This is a shot that only works right around the start of summer.
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.
A gas leak in south Fl caused FEC 224 to be about 12 hours late setting up the old classic PM Bunnell shot. Something now quite rare after the schedule changes in 2008.
The Blues Brothers! as they are known on the FEC are back for a tour... rare lashup of two CITX motors leads 101 today. The CITX motors will be the first to go when leases are up.
A strong thunderstorm complete with artillery style lightning, gusty winds and deluge of rain has just begun to wind down as 101 blows through Colfax. It's the rainy season!
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.
On the way back to Bowden, local 905 and it's hard working crew hustle north. Though many focus on the through trains, locals are vital to the FEC and the communities served.