A spectacular mid 70's sunny day finds FEC 101 with East Coast Hogger rolling south. It's a nature hike to this location, picked 1.6 billion hitchhiker seeds and spurs off my clothing.
One of if not the most unique consist I have ever seen on the FEC. This one including a Tasmanian locomotive being tested along with some progress rail power. Testing at Bayard.
FEC 226 on a cool morning in St. Augustine. The 719 could really use a Champion paint job...badly.
Four motors on the cool 75 degree day on the 101, two of them champions. Unusual for 101 to get 4 motors, but traffic levels seem to be going up.
A visiting railfan waves at 101.
Fall finally gets to Florida with highs only reaching the mid 70's FEC 101 thunders through with a mix of paint schemes. The old UP yellow is falling to the Champion scheme.
87 degrees with building clouds overhead, FEC 101 splits through downtown Bunnell.
Right after NS Job 4 (NS 209) went by, this power move came the other way with some older power thrown in, including an SD60 on the other end of the lashup.
NS Job 4 pulls NS train 209 across the St. Johns River towards FEC's Bowden Yard. It is standard practice for years now for NS and CSX transfers to run directly to Bowden.
One of the Blues Brothers leads FEC 101 out of Sunbeam where two tracks go into one. However, this will be double track to Bayard in the future.
FEC 425 specially painted for Susan Komen organization waits for the "Race for the Cure 5K. This is the first time I ever remember an FEC train out by the port on CSX tracks.
Champion in St. Augustine on a warm morning. Tides were also higher than normal due to the position of the Moon.
The first complete Sunrail trainset in Dowtown Orlando at Church Street for a public showing. The rainy season appears to have finally ended, it was a beautiful day with a temp at 79.
On a spectacular day, the first complete Sunrail trainset pushes into Downtown Orlando for a public showing. Commuter rail is finally coming to Orlando! Service starts, Spring 2014.
The first complete Sunrail trainset in Dowtown Orlando for a public showing, seen here being passed by 97. Finally, commuter rail is coming to Orlando, service starts in Spring 2014.