One of FEC's "Champion" schemed locomotives leads train 226 past the tidewaters of the San Sebastian River on a beautiful morning in the Nation's Oldest City.
Once upon a time it was extremely rare to catch an SD70M-2 on 224. Now they are the standard power on trains 224 and 123. Seen after sunrise in St. Augustine.
OUC has been getting a steady stream of coal trains all month and this is the return of a consist unusual to OUC coal trains! One of those hot & muggy mornings you don't turn on the car A/C for f... (more)
FEC Train 101 heads south with a pair of SD70M-2's
FEC 224 with two SD70M-2's something pretty much unheard of until the recent power shifts that have put these big motors on 123/224. A beautiful mild morning in east central Florida.
A beat'n and brused number 90 leads the northbound Silver Meteor through Hilliard FL. about 25 minutes north of Jacksonville FL.
Pacing the LORAM Rail Grinder train at about 15 mph as it produces lots of sparks and smoke along the Florida East Coast Railway.
Former CR SD50 leads a ballast train past the new double track south of Sanford. This train will dump at Kaley Yard.
Local recrew of K950 (Conrad Yelvington rock train Miami-Sanford) heads off the #1 track at Winter Park ahead of a typical summer storm. This signal mast once had three aspects and it, too, will ... (more)
Sparks fly as the LORAM Rail Grinder train slowly works south on the Florida East Coast Railway main line.
Crewman on the LORAM Rail Grinder train checks the connections between the two water cars as the train works south on the Florida East Coast Railway towards Miami.
FEC 226 faithfully appears on Sunday morning near 9:00 AM with the 708 and ratty 719 which needs a repaint badly. Over time the yellow will be replaced by the Champion scheme.
With the way trains are run around Orlando now, getting a sunrise arrival at OUC is difficult, given most loaded trains arrive late in the day or overnight. Here is a loaded coal train showing up... (more)
The railgrinder visits the FEC once again, usually visiting once a year, as the FEC keeps their infrastructure in tip top shape.
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