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.
Got Juice? CSX does, as the Tropicana Juice Train rolls past the groves along the gulf coast.
The Tropicana Juice Train makes it's daily except Thu & Sat appearance hustling northward into Ruskin. This is the hottest train on CSX.
A local fishing in the Big Manatee river glances at the Tropicana Juice train as it rolls northward. This pier was damaged in 2004 during the hurricanes, reopened this year.
Tropicana Juice walks onto the water as the train crosses the Big Manatee River. This view had been impossible for years due to hurricane damage. But now rebuilt as part of the riverwalk.
FEC 226 with the two latest paint schemes to be applied to the Florida East Coast Railway. The Rail America scheme was in 2009-2010 and the Champion scheme 2012 onward.
Amtrak PO91 the Silver Star slides into Seville on time.
Amtrak's premier train of the east rolls through rural western Volusia county on a humid morning.
FEC 226 following about 45 minutes behind 222 with two blues. The blue dip as it is called is slated to be redone as well.
A very late FEC 222 wanders into St. Augustine making for a rare opportunity to get this train in daylight. Usually passing through hours before sunrise on the normally on time FEC.
FEC 107 winds it's way through the Nation's Oldest City on a sunny evening with two former Rail America schemed locomotives. These locomotives will eventually leave in 2014.
FEC 226 soars across the Tomoka River on a humid morning. Power lash ups are anyone's guess these days, first time I had see 226 with a SD70M-2 / GP40-2 combo in a while.