FEC 715 the latest Champion repaint leads 720 and train 210 through moderate tropical rains blowing in from the Atlantic. This was 715's first trip leading 210.
FEC 715, the latest Champion repaint leads a freight train for the first time, rolling through St. Augustine. Definitely an improvement over the old faded ex UP yellow.
First time ever that a Champion schemed motor was paired with NS power on the geometry train. Got lucky on Friday the 13th, all sorts of happenings on the FEC this day.
Introducing recently repainted FEC 715, the 2nd motor in the consist of today's 101. The once ratty 715 now making it's 1st trip as a Champion.
FEC 101 with a colorful power lashup, rolls through south Bunnell. Famous East Coast hogger can be seen in the cab of Champion 714, the first motor painted in this scheme.
FEC 101 with Champion 716 rushes through Colfax with famous East Coast Hogger at the throttle. Look closely, you can see Maryann checking her photos at the crossing.
FEC 226 with shades of blue. The 501 has now been repainted into the "retro blue" scheme similar to the 416's paint job.
A strong storm is winding down, steam is rising from the rails as a moderate rain continues to fall. Today's 101 had a string of empty hoppers in the consist, quite uncommon for this train.
The Beast and the Beauty...the beast, 719 which as of now is the rattiest paint on the FEC leads the beauty 716. It's a hot and humid morning in east central Florida.
Thunderstorms rolling in from the Atlantic thanks to a tropical disturbance gave 210's two Champions a wash as they head northward at Colfax. For "East Coast Hogger" who's birthday is today.
Three Champion Schemed motors lead FEC 101, something anticipated by FEC fans for a while finally happening on this warm tropical day.
For the first time ever, three of the FEC Champion schemed locomotives lead 101. The FEC currently rosters 5 of the reborn liveried motors, more repaints are on the way.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were being issued just as 226 blasted through the storm at Colfax this morning. This is the rainy season in Florida, but storms were very early today.
We are the Champions...and we are pulling train 226. As the repaint program progresses we will see more scenes like this. FEC President Hertwig, saw fit to restore this marvelous scheme.
Two champions lead 226 through St. Augustine on a humid morning. This is the official scheme once again, eventually all FEC motors will get this livery.