My birthday present, a lucky ray of sun perfectly timed for 226 on an otherwise mild but dull morning.
Transit oriented development, new apartments built around the Lake Mary station line the route as Sunrail P301 arrives.
Sunrail P303 departs Lake Mary.
Transit orientated development...apartments have sprung up as a result of the Sunrail station.
Amtrak 42 & 822 along with 18 new baggage cars wait at south Benson Junction siding for Amtrak 98 to pass. A small computer issue caused a bit of a delay.
Amtrak 42 leads a special move of 18 brand new baggage cars from NY to Miami. The cars will be inspected in Hialeah and put into service into 2015. Seen here near Blue Springs.
Amtrak 97 flashes through Sanford as it passes through the Sunrail station.
A mid day commuter train departs Sanford's Sunrail station. This area has transformed dramatically over the past few years.
The last trip of the SD70M-2's on 101 south on a cool day. This was the last trip for these motors on the flagship train 101, now pretty much run by the GEVO's.
FEC 101 splits Bunnell on a spectacular afternoon. The Florida East Coast Railway continues to operate a top notch railway with on time trains and safety awards going back for years.
Looking pretty sharp... FEC 101 with another big champ, little champ combo gives Santa some help rushing stuff to south Florida...some of it I am sure for the good boys and girls.
FEC 240 with a fantastic lashup of 3 GP40's, two in the "Retro Blue" scheme lead about 11,000 ft of intermodal and autoracks northward. Every once in a while the FEC throws a surprise.
FEC 101 with 2 big champs and one little champ rounds the curve through Moultrie Junction. The FEC has changed radically in a matter of weeks with the new motors. 101 had 2.34 miles of train
FEC 222 running usually late, rumbles through St. Augustine with a long string of Tropicana cars to start off. This is the site of the first railway station in St. Augustine.
FEC 224 rolls across the tidewater in St. Augustine. Can you spot the drone?