Here's a trio we could only dream of a few years ago. For the second time in two days, #226 greets the rising sun in the nation's oldest city with a three-pack of "Champions".
In 2007 we still had train #105 following #101 and we could always count on SD40-2 trios at this unique angle on Crane Creek.
FEC 226 launches across the Tomoka River with Champion 703 on the point. This shot generally only works late Spring to late Summer when the morning sun angle gets in here.
Taft local pulls empty racks out of TDSI, which remained after intermodal operations were moved to Winter Haven.
FEC 226 heads northward through the tidal marshes of St. Augustine.
Champions have turned up on 224 a few times the past few days, possibly showing off for the new Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, where this train comes from.
Railpictures contributor Maryann Pickering gets her captures of the legendary Tropicana Juice Train as O854 starts north across the Big Manatee River.
This is FEC TRAIN 123 out of the Bowden Yard in Jacksonville. This shot is through Pompano Beach on it's way to the new Fort Lauderdale Yard with the 713 leading the 715 and a real nice set of Cro... (more)
CSXT O854, loaded with "100% Pure Squeezed Florida Sunshine" hauls through "Sun City" on the outskirts of Ruskin Florida. A daily by Sat & Thu operation, usually out by 8 AM or so.
Sometimes called the "hottest train on CSX" the famed Tropicana Juice Train starts over the Big Manatee River bridge heading northbound. A daily but Thu & Sat operation.
The first time that I have seen three Champs and a Susan Komen unit on FEC 226 was today. Power was in Ft. Lauderdale for grand opening of a new port facility.
I guess it's an northbound train, anyway it's heading north toward the main at Flomaton. Coming here was always an objective during vacations to Ft Walton Beach.
A pair of rentals switch Taft Yard. CSX's ops are divided by what is now the CFRC's mainline.