On a fantastic morning, 224 rolls past the old HQ building. It's been a week since a directive was issued to have an SD70M-2 on trains 224 / 123 which for years was dominated by GP40's
FEC 226 on a warm morning in St. Augustine with famous 714 2nd motor. The yellow ex UP scheme is now endangered as all road motors will be painted like 714 over time.
FEC 224 has been getting an SD70M-2 regularly for about a week now. Word is that 224 / 123 will have an SD70M-2 leader at least for a while. Crossing the marshes in St. Augustine.
A friendly wave from 226's engineer with FEC 714 2nd out. This spot only works this time of year.
A wet, humid, tropical morning greets FEC 226 in Bunnell with 4 motors passing City of Bunnell mower. Power changes have placed SD40-2's on some trains, SD70M-2s on others.
A strong thunderstorm douses FEC 101 lead by repaint 703 in Bunnell. Lately we have been getting a lot of tropical rains the area. SD40-2's have been the power for 101 and 210 of late.
FEC 226 marches into St. Augustine with doublestacks and 3 motors. Recently there have been all sorts of power lashups on FEC trains, never know what's coming next.
FEC 703 leads train 210 for the first time, rolling through a light rain on a warm and humid afternoon. It appears that the FEC has changed their power arrangement around yet again.
Relatively new train, FEC 212 rolls through Bunnell on a very humid morning. FEC 212 is the northbound counterpart to FEC 111 a Jax to City Point turn. This train has been abolished.
It appears that the FEC has gone back to dual SD70M-2s on thru freights which opens up more chances to catch a repaint on the point. Here 714, leads 226 through Bunnell.
Seems like FEC has changed their motive power arrangements again, giving us better chances for a repaint leader. This shot only works in the weeks of June and early July.
A close study of FEC 226's power, three schemes exist here, the Rail America 2008-2011, the blue dip as it's called about 2000-2008 and the original 1940's scheme which is now the new again.
FEC 226 arrives with an assortment of paint scheme dodging shadows of clouds blowing in off the ocean.
Introducing FEC Train 212 on it's first run. 212 is the opposing train of FEC 111. FEC 111/212 is a new turn between Jax and City Point replacing FEC 119 and 220 which was abolished.
FEC 224 was the first of a 3 train parade this morning in St. Augustine.