The allure of a steam locomotive transcends all generations. Here # 2's safety valve pops while the crew prepares it for the day's trips.
Rolling south toward Candler, FCEN 60 leads several tank cars on a cool day. This once was the ACL main line to Orlando, now a stub end branch north & south of Ocala worked by FNOR.
Nearing the end of the line, FCEN 60 brings 4 tankers southward on the former ACL main.
We are at the end of the line at Candler, where FNOR prepares to deliver some tanker cars to the one customer at the very end of the line. The rails end just a little beyond this point.
A chilly breezy day with temps around 55 sees FCEN 60 leading a few tanks near Silver Springs Shore. It is hard to imagine that this once was a main line.
FCEN 60 leads some tankers down Osceola Street. Reportedly a project will shift the tracks out of the street effectively ending street running here. Best chances to catch this are Mon-Wed-Fri.
Street Running on Osceola Ave, a southbound move trundles past the semaphore (just visible on the right) up the hill and down the street. A project may end street running here in a few years.
Winding along the former ACL main, FCEN 60 leads this Florida Northern job in northwest Ocala on a chilly morning.
On my birthday FEC 101 rolls through west Palm Coast. Very warm and breezy with temps near 80.
Today is my birthday and FEC brings my, 226 with two SD40-2's with the rattiest of them all leading. Well played, FEC well played.
Dave's last trip before vacation, you can see him waving as he runs 101 south with all sorts of goodies I am sure some stuff from "Santa" destined for points south.
A work extra with ballast heads south through Bunnell. Could be bound for a number of projects the FEC is working on.
FEC 101 gives Santa a hand with tons of stuff heading to south Florida.
With two blues, FEC 226 rolls into St. Augustine on the warm December morning. Once a common sight, catching two or three GP's on this train is somewhat uncommon.
Railpictures.net contributor Maryann Norvik exchanges waves with "East Coast Hogger" Dave Shelley as he runs a 141 south through Bunnell.