Snowy conditions on the mountain as a Q train roars upgrade through Flagstaff. This city is the 7th snowiest in the USA.
A hot Z hustles through the cold and intensifying snow which has stuck to everything making for a fantastic winter wonderland.
SNOW! The snow we had hoped for turned up a day late, but wow did it come. Our first of 14 trains seen in 2 hours was this manifest rolling downhill and through downtown.
Inside of 15 minutes we saw driving snow, rain, grauple, and sun, such as the dynamic weather of the mountains. Here a Z overtakes another Z.
A hot Z9 of some sort hustles down the mountain east of Flagstaff as snow / rain showers douse the mountains in the distance. Lucky spell of sunshine.
It's a cool kind of cloud day due to a winter storm miles away, but a lucky spell of sun finds 101 at South Dorena. The GEVO's are firmly in control.
On a mild day, FEC 101 rolls out of Bunnell with three motors in charge. FEC 101 is the hottest train on the FEC with high priority stuff for south Florida.
101 rushes through Colfax on the first warm day (for us) in a few days. Two motors today.
Three motors take 226 through St. Augustine on a mild morning in the nations oldest city.
FEC 910 heads back to New Smyrna after meeting 210 at Harwood. The 430 and 431 were the first dynamic brake equipped motors on the railway, purchased in the mid 1980's.
Surprise! Every once in a while the FEC throws a surprise at you, like this ES44 - GP40-2 lashup on the high priority 101. A chilly day with a high of 46...
Champs X 3 leads 101 on a crisp chilly day in northeast Florida. 101 was pretty much right on time which is normal for the clockwork running FEC.
FEC 101 thunders through Colfax on a chilly day in northeast Florida. In the consists, 434 now a retro blue, the last GP40-2 ever built.
My very last train of this trip... a UP hotshot intermodal with autos thrown in descending Sloan with an ex SP motor 2nd out. Wife's business trip brings me to Vegas, she teaches I chase UP.
UP was surprising busy the latter half of the week, here a manifest slows at Erie to meet an eastbound. Wife's business trip brings us out here, she teaches while I shoot...she'd rather shoot too.