Letting off a little steam before heading back into Winter Garden....
Steam returns to the museum in Winter Garden for the first time since 1983. The depot, built in 1913 for the Tavares & Gulf Railroad, became the Central FL Railroad Museum, opening in 1983. The ... (more)
New kid on the block passes the newer kid on the block. #104 leads a test run past #105, which sports pilot stripes the other units do not have. There is another unit, #106, enroute. SunRail plans... (more)
FCEN handles a Herzog ballast train for CFRC. Part of this train derailed at the spot in the background, if you'll note the pile of rock. At the time, it was being pushed from the Conrad Yelving... (more)
...and that's a wrap, folks. Not only is this the last Q170 to run between Taft & Jax, it is the last intermodal to operate to or from Taft. Seen passing Auto Train. The entire Central FL inter... (more)
NS's first Blue Ribbon Special is on the first leg of a three-day trip that will run to Williamson, WV. Photographed for NS Corp.
CSX in Apopka? Officially, not since 1986....but on this day in 2014, a pair of modern CSX GE's guide a loaded granite rock train up to Plymouth to be used for the railroad's ballast.
NS's first Blue Ribbon Special is running from Roanoke to Williamson today. The last leg of a three-day trip that began in Atlanta. Photographed for NS Corp.
This is one of 235's very, very few direct runs down the A-Line between Jax & Taft for 2013. Today's run due to a compromised bridge south of Kissimmee on its normal scenic route.
Final CWR train for Pinsly's FCEN operations is dropping on the tight curves on the far-reaches of the Silver Star Branch.
This trio of locomotives spent several months testing on the FEC.
Loaded OUC coal train taking the long, scenic route to Orlando, a common practice now that CFRC has taken over their portion of the A-Line. Unusual consists have also been fairly common lately.
All of FCEN's Orlando-area locomotives can be seen right here.