A strong thunderstorm complete with artillery style lightning, gusty winds and deluge of rain has just begun to wind down as 101 blows through Colfax. It's the rainy season!
On the way back to Bowden, local 905 and it's hard working crew hustle north. Though many focus on the through trains, locals are vital to the FEC and the communities served.
Hard working FEC train 905 on duty since the morning, now seen at Colfax, heading back to Bowden, 50 miles yet down the line.
FEC 226 hustles through Colfax just after a tropical shower had moved through. It's that time of year again where sudden downpours can turn up at any time.
It's work done, FEC 905 heads back toward Bowden Yard.
Though not as frequent, occasionally 101 gets 2nd generation power, this time lead by two Champs and one of FEC's last new GP40-2's. However the clock is ticking as the GE's are coming.
FEC 101 lead by one of the leasers roars southward on an unsettled day. These will go too, when the GEVO's arrive. For now enjoy the EMD lashups while you can.
FEC 101 rushes south on a beautiful warm day in Northeast Florida. For now, the SD70M-2's roll...but this time next year GEVO's will rule.
East Coast Hogger exchanges waves with rp.net contributor Maryann Pickering (my wife now!) with three Champs on 101. Student engineer at the throttle hustles 6500 ft of stuff southward.
The big M's still roll at least to year's end, seen here on 101.
EMD POWER! Well at least till the end of the year, today's 101 ran with an SD40-2 with 2 GP40-2's, including the 434, the last 40-2 ever made. Breezy warm 84 degree day at Colfax.