First Steam in 50 years on the Winter Garden Branch seen whistling through Clarcona Florida. The train was a show stopper, people stopping for pics as they went through.
After getting clearance, the Cannonball continues to head for Winter Garden seen at Lake Jem. This was the first steam into Winter Garden in over 50 years.
FEC 101 lead by another SD70M-2 and X 2 SD40-2's which has been the norm the past few days. But in about a year, GEVO's will replace the EMD's on most through trains.
FEC 101 wheels into Bunnell with a big M-2 leading assisted by twin Champ SD40-2's. This time next year we will likely be looking at GEVO's.
FEC 101 rounds the curve into Bunnell. The big M's have a bit of a reprieve as they will hold on until the GEVO's get here at years end. Get your shots folks. You can spot Dave greeting me.
On a crisp cool day, FEC 101 thunders through Palm Coast. Student engineer at the throttle allows Dave to greet us today.
The very first steam train in Eustis since the 1950's slides past the old Eustis depot as Maryann and Julie get their the pictures.
FEC 210 rumbles north as thunderstorms begin to wind down. This unique consist of motive power, two champs and a Susan Komen motor was a first for trains 101 and 210.
The first steam powered train to stand in Eustis since the 1950's sits adjacent to Farren Park in downtown. This historic trip will be the first of many on the rebuilt tracks.
The first steam powered train to Eustis Florida since the 1950's departs Tavares as Maryann and Julie get their pictures. This was the first of many trips to come using rebuilt tracks in the area.
The first steam powered train to Eustis Florida since the 1950's, prepares to depart the newly rebuilt Tavares depot.
FEC 101 lead by a combination of Champion and Susan Komen schemed motors, first time that has happened on this train, heading south on a mild unsettled day.
FEC 101 slices through Bunnell lead by FEC 107. The 107 was sidelined for a while due to a mechanical problem but now is back on the road, at least until the GEVO's arrive at year's end.
FEC 101 rumbles through the jungle west of Palm Coast with 709 leading 2 Champs. Tight shot only works mid Fall or Early Spring.
FEC 101 has a speed restriction allowing us to catch the train again in Bunnell. Look closely and you can see Maryann waving at the train.