A spectacular mid 70's sunny day finds FEC 101 with East Coast Hogger rolling south. It's a nature hike to this location, picked 1.6 billion hitchhiker seeds and spurs off my clothing.
I was entertained by Manatee and Mullet while waiting on this gem just north of Melbourne, FL.
Flying over the Belcher Canal at dusk.
FEC 101 with a colorful power lashup, rolls through south Bunnell. Famous East Coast hogger can be seen in the cab of Champion 714, the first motor painted in this scheme.
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.
This is the first time a matched set of Champions has lead train 210, seen here in light rain. Power has been mixing around on all of the FEC's through trains of late.
226 crossing the Tomoka River on this early July morning, check out the interesting lash up.
Dual set of the Champion scheme bring 226 into St. Augustine. It's back to the future as this is the official FEC scheme once again.
FEC 226 launches across the Tomoka river with dual Champion schemed motors. This is only the 2nd time this has happened, but more repaints are on the way.
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.