A Significant Weather Advisory was in force for strong thunderstorms when 101 made it's appearance in Bunnell. Rainfall was 2" per hour and lighting was becoming intense.
FEC 101 rolls through the intense tropical rains of a strong storm. It's the rainy season in Florida! This storm was producing 2" per hour rainfall which is common in the summer here.
An unusually late 109 provides a unique chance to capture this train in morning light, as opposed to darkness when it normally passes.
811 on the 111. This is the first time I have caught this train without extra power on it. Usually motors bound for New Smyrna are ferried by 111 but not this time.
FEC 101 sweeps across the San Sebastian river and into Moultrie Junction with two GEVO's on the point. This seems to the standard power assignment now to through trains.
Very rare, a heritage motor leads Auto train south, though they have done it a few times in the other direction. Seen approaching Seville. The last time this happened with in 2013.
It's rare for Auto Train to be late, more rare is a heritage motor on this train. On the way north one of the P40's failed which resulted in a swap with 98, that had 184. Stuck on the way back.
FEC 226 rolls across the famous bridge in St. Augustine on a very warm and muggy morning.
FEC 224 was a bit late making for an awesome shot across the tidal marshes of St. Augustine.
An early 202 gives a rare opportunity to photograph this train in good light, once a routine thing till schedule changes in 2008.
Occasionally strange consists show up like this ES44, GP38-2 and GP40-2 on 226. The retro blues look good next to the Champion.
123 is always a gamble but 920 on Tue and Thu is a solid bet for the Stuart AM bridge shot. One of FEC's new retro blues leads this short train.
Jewel of the FEC. One of the best shots to be had is at Stuart and when things just work out right and 123 is just a bit late you can get spectacular results.
Even with the new US 1 bridge the down low classic shot still works. Here FEC 226 with a mix of old and new power rolls north across the tidewater.
The old and the new. FEC's newest model with one of the oldest motors on the line, #415. The 415 arrived in the late 70's early 80's and still is a workhorse for the FEC.