During the summer you can get well lit shots of 226 behind the businesses on north end of St, Augustine. Here 226 makes it's regular appearance alongside the tidewater.
The routine passage of FEC 226. This train is pretty much a sure bet on any given morning turning up between 8 AM and 9 AM, though on Sundays can be earlier...or later.
Train 101 swings behind the waterfront condos in Stuart bound for Miami. The All Aboard Florida project will bring about 32 passenger trains a day through here in about 2-3 years.
FEC 202 rolls through the tropical paradise of Stuart Florida. In a few years passenger trains will return here as part of the All Aboard Florida project.
Orange Juice for breakfast! 226 shows up with some juice on the top end of this train. Very uncommon but sometimes juice is picked up on the way north by 226.
Steam rises from the rails as 101 blasts through after a tropical shower. The rainy season can bring torrential downpours at any time during the day or night, but mostly in the afternoon.
FEC 224 slinks across the famous bridge in St. Augustine in this different view.
FEC 226 makes it's normal Saturday appearance. Just before the train showed a rainbow hung in the sky in the background, a real keen observer can see a faint remnant of it.
A Significant Weather Advisory was in force for strong thunderstorms when 101 made it's appearance in Bunnell. Rainfall was 2" per hour and lighting was becoming intense.
FEC 101 rolls through the intense tropical rains of a strong storm. It's the rainy season in Florida! This storm was producing 2" per hour rainfall which is common in the summer here.
An unusually late 109 provides a unique chance to capture this train in morning light, as opposed to darkness when it normally passes.
811 on the 111. This is the first time I have caught this train without extra power on it. Usually motors bound for New Smyrna are ferried by 111 but not this time.
FEC 101 sweeps across the San Sebastian river and into Moultrie Junction with two GEVO's on the point. This seems to the standard power assignment now to through trains.
Very rare, a heritage motor leads Auto train south, though they have done it a few times in the other direction. Seen approaching Seville. The last time this happened with in 2013.
It's rare for Auto Train to be late, more rare is a heritage motor on this train. On the way north one of the P40's failed which resulted in a swap with 98, that had 184. Stuck on the way back.