Last few trips on 101 with these two as the now most of the SD70M-2's have become sidelined, only ones left running are the former Rail America units.
Scenes like this are getting harder to catch now with about half the thru trains with ES44C4's. Meanwhile a dual set of former Rail America's hustle through Bunnell.
FEC 210 rolls north with a combo ES44C4 / SD40-2 lashup as the GEVO's begin to slowly infiltrate the railway. The 804 was held in Miami for crew training on Tuesday.
Last time on 101! FEC 100 one of the original "Classics" leads two SD40-2's on 101, likely the last trip on this train. The GE's now taking over most trips these days.
Only a few more runs for these motors, save the retro blue 3rd out. Dave Shelly takes 101 south on a mild afternoon in Bunnell.
Golfers stop their game for a moment to admire the new toys that the FEC has. The first two ES44's bounce back to Miami once again, this time with East Coast Hogger on the 101.
A new era on the Florida East Coast as the newly arrived ES44's take 226 north for the first time. The duo has been bouncing from train to train in the past week.
A beautiful morning in St. Augustine allows me to catch two schemes of the M-2's together on 226.
Sunset of the EMD era on the FEC. With a tide of GE power well on it's way scenes like this will be the exception instead of the rule. Here 101 is seen with a trio of 2nd gen EMD's
FEC 101 roars southward with East Coast Hogger at the throttle.
And it begins! The day that many FEC fans and crews had been waiting for. Even FEC crews were out taking pictures (green vests) as the new ES44C4's made their maiden run.
They are finally here! A new era begins on the FEC as the very first of 24 ES44C4's take 101 out for the first time. Departing right on time at Bowden.
Amtrak's Veteran's Unit blasts north on 98. First time this engine has lead in Florida.
A very rare late running 109 gives us the unique opportunity to photograph as it passed when it's normally dark. Today's 109 had a variety of freight as it normally does.
The clouds clear just in time as FEC 101 thunders into Colfax with three motors. Things however are changing and inside a month or two ESS44's will hold these assignments.