It is a beautiful morning in St. Augustine with two engines in my favorite paint scheme. This is the first time I had ever seen two of them together.
It appears that the FEC has gone back to dual SD70M-2s on thru freights which opens up more chances to catch a repaint on the point. Here 714, leads 226 through Bunnell.
FEC 226 with 714 leading, which is a tough shot to get these days as most times an SD70M-2 is leading through trains.
FEC 226 lead by FEC 714, now a very rare occurrence due to the fact that FEC now is using SD70m-2/SD40-2 combos on all through trains. But for some reason, 714 lead this morning.
Here we have Heritage units 714 and 703 nose to tail across the Cypress Creek Bridge in the early morning golden hour.
Back to the Future! Once the first FEC scheme to adorn it's diesels is the "scheme" once again, being applied to all FEC motors over time. Finally things worked out to get 2 on 226.
It didn't take long for teams of repaints to begin showing up! It's only gonna get better.....
After bringing a train to Jacksonville, 222's power returns to the service center area. The 714 was the first unit painted in the 'retro' FEC paint scheme, as of the date of this image, 703 has s... (more)
FEC 714 the first motor to wear the "new - old" paint scheme which is now the official livery of the FEC once again. The 703 has just come home, 713 is next and then 716. 436 and 425 are after.
It's good Friday but not a great Friday as the newest repaint 703 was expected, but 714 showed up instead. Now the official FEC scheme once again, The 703 is back, 713, 716 are coming and 425 and ... (more)
714 is enjoying its last days as the only operating Heritage unit on the Florida East Coast Railway....three more are in the shops now, due back any day, with two more headed in right after them.
It's a beautiful morning in the Nation's oldest city as FEC 226 rolls across the tidewater. FEC 714 wears the "new - old" paint scheme, which will be applied on other motors over time.
Celebrity FEC locomotive 714 leads 226 on a beautiful mild morning in St. Augustine. Other FEC locomotives will receive this paint scheme over time.