First Steam in 50 years on the Winter Garden Branch seen whistling through Clarcona Florida. The train was a show stopper, people stopping for pics as they went through.
After getting clearance, the Cannonball continues to head for Winter Garden seen at Lake Jem. This was the first steam into Winter Garden in over 50 years.
In a very "Florida" setting the 101 rolls south over the St. Sebastian River.
The Auto Train heads south over the St John's River in a view only possible from a boat.
FEC 101 lead by another SD70M-2 and X 2 SD40-2's which has been the norm the past few days. But in about a year, GEVO's will replace the EMD's on most through trains.
...and that's a wrap, folks. Not only is this the last Q170 to run between Taft & Jax, it is the last intermodal to operate to or from Taft. Seen passing Auto Train. The entire Central FL inter... (more)
FEC 101 wheels into Bunnell with a big M-2 leading assisted by twin Champ SD40-2's. This time next year we will likely be looking at GEVO's.
FEC 101 rounds the curve into Bunnell. The big M's have a bit of a reprieve as they will hold on until the GEVO's get here at years end. Get your shots folks. You can spot Dave greeting me.
On a crisp cool day, FEC 101 thunders through Palm Coast. Student engineer at the throttle allows Dave to greet us today.
CSX in Apopka? Officially, not since 1986....but on this day in 2014, a pair of modern CSX GE's guide a loaded granite rock train up to Plymouth to be used for the railroad's ballast.
The very first steam train in Eustis since the 1950's slides past the old Eustis depot as Maryann and Julie get their the pictures.
This is one of 235's very, very few direct runs down the A-Line between Jax & Taft for 2013. Today's run due to a compromised bridge south of Kissimmee on its normal scenic route.
FEC 210 rumbles north as thunderstorms begin to wind down. This unique consist of motive power, two champs and a Susan Komen motor was a first for trains 101 and 210.