Finally the sun has swung around and the weather cooperated for this shot... Two of FEC's big champs launch 226 across the Tomoka River a shot I have been wanted since the big motors arrived.
Been a while I caught FEC "Little Champs" on a mainline train. FEC Business Train 13 hustles through Bunnell heading for New Smyrna Beach and points south.
Tropical rains drench FEC 101 as they roll south at Dorena. An unsettled pattern has set up giving us rounds of rainfall some of it heavy.
Rail pictures contributor Maryann and her daughter wave at the crew of 101 in south Bunnell.
Sun angles on 101 are starting to get challenging, however we can eek out a few more shots as 101 is seen here. Very warm today temps near 85.
FEC 101 rolls through Doreana with about 2 miles of train. We have had quite the tropical spell with temps in the 80's
It's a warm summer like day as 101 slides through Bunnell. Famous East Coast Hogger in charge.
FEC 224 reflects off the tidewater on a mild morning in St. Augustine. 224 is always recognizable with Crowley containers and usually the power is back to back.
10,000 plus feet of FEC 101 seen at Dorena on a warm day.
FEC 101 flashes through Dorena with famous East Coast Hogger in charge. The third motor is FEC 434 now a retro blue, the last GP40-2 ever built.
FEC 107 takes the curve at St. Augustine in the late evening sun. The time change has given us back our Sunday trains.
As the sun begins to lower, FEC 107 squeezes through the tightest curve on the mainline. Sunday evening is a good time to be in St. Aug you can catch 111 and 107 inside of an hour.
One of FEC's gevo's leads four other motors on train 111. Shots of this train are now possible due to the time change. It appears that last EMD only train outside of locals has fallen to GE.
FEC 101 roars out of Sunbeam after the road crew climbed aboard. The champs look great with the greenery
Departure! 101 lumbers out of Bowden yard starting the daily journey southward toward Miami. Today's 101 had about 9600 ft.