413 crosses the drawbridge at Stuart whilst working the local freight from Fort Pierce
Happy 4th! FEC 104 was delivered with RailAmerica lettering, but that only lasted until May when the unit was involved in a major derailment and was repaired with FEC lettering.
NS 209 makes its way out of Simpson Yard headed for the FEC where the power will be cut off and the train added to the rear of FEC 101 for the trip to Miami.
Silver Meteor eases by Q457.
Ethanol loads that will be taken mostly down to Fort Lauderdale.
Ethanol loads ease off the Southern crossing the Coast Line for the East Coast.
It's a humid tropical morning as cloud from gulf thunderstorms begin to flow in, FEC 226 rolls through St. Augustine.
The last 224 for a while as trains 123, 224, 111 & 212 have been abolished due to a downturn in business. Several other trains will be shuffled around to take up the slack.
Daybreak finds the Silver Star departing Jacksonville, FL with a fresh crew aboard.
TGC3 is headed south for the day. They spent the night in the Auburndale industrial spur at the A840.
TGC3 is headed south to Delta for the day. Much like they did with Orlando, they will bypass the commuter rail corridor and return.
Winston local headed to industries at Cherry. In June, these jobs were scattered to Tampa and Auburndale with the closure of Winston Yard.
During the early months of 2016, #3000 was used in consist with FEC trains 111-212. In June, that duty was expanded to 121-226 and the 111-212 jobs abolished with a "downturn in traffic"... (more)
Q455 is pulling into CSXT's Taft Yard at CFRC's Sand Lake station. They didn't put an automated switch in here, so it still has to time out and handthrow, which can be quite time consuming.