At first only nature is stirring in the Nation's oldest city. Then the deep bellows of whistles echo across the landscape as FEC 226 announces it's presence. Moments later crossing the marsh.
A lucky spell of sun catches the northbound geometry train in Bunnell. The first time this train has had a GE on it, I guess NS wanted to keep pace with the FEC's new GEVO's.
NS Geo train heads south. First time I have ever seen a GE on this train.
FEC 905 hustles back north, unusually running long hood forward after completing work at Sunbelt and Bunnell. Retro blues are becoming more numerous in the GP40-2 fleet.
Stunning! FEC 226 launches across the Tomoka River on a warm morning. Thank you Mr. Hertwig and the FEC for bringing this beautiful livery back.
Sunday Sunday Sunday evening is always a good bet for some FEC action in St. Augustine. Here 107 sweeps in 15 minutes behind 111. On Sundays you can get both between 6-7 PM
While most of railfan nation was after the famous N&W 611, we were after not quite as well known, but yet still interesting FEC "111". FEC 111 always has an interesting assortment of power.
This time of year you can shoot the north side of Moultrie Junction, seen as 226 snakes through.
Glorious Light shown down upon FEC 224 at the exact right moment to capture this image. Sometimes things just work out right...
In the last rays of the sun, Retro Blue 433 leads 905 back north after working sunbelt chemicals, then meeting 107 at Dorena. It is uncommon for the long hood to face north on 905.
FEC 226 rumbles along US 1 into Bunnell on a sunny morning. The FEC and US 1 are never far from each other from Jax to Miami.
Exceptionally rare daylight 202 in Bunnell gives us the chance to shoot what was a routine shot years ago. Prior to 2008, 202 was a daytime train, these days usually through at night.
The 224 was unusually late this morning due to a bad order car. That gave us 224 and then 226 about 10 minutes behind him on a breezy morning in St. Augustine.
It's a tropical breezy day as 226 riding 224's approach signals crosses the tidewater in the Nations Oldest City.
The old and the new. One of the newest motors on the FEC leads FEC 411 one of the oldest if not the oldest GP40-2 on the FEC roster. FEC 226 in da marsh.