A beautiful morning in St. Augustine allows me to catch two schemes of the M-2's together on 226.
Two of the freshest rebuilt/repainted Florida East Coast GP40-2s are ahead of a third matched-paint 'retro' unit consist of 434, 438 and 413 leading southbound train 111-23 over the San Sebastian ... (more)
A matched set of Florida East Coast "Champion" SD40-2s lead southbound train 121-23 over the San Sebastian River at St. Augustine at approximately 22:00 on November 23.
And it begins! The day that many FEC fans and crews had been waiting for. Even FEC crews were out taking pictures (green vests) as the new ES44C4's made their maiden run.
The first run of the FEC GEVO's on train 101.
A rainbow of FEC power lead 226 on this warm morning, with the original "Champion" 714. Vegetation clearing has opened up a few new angles on this famous bridge.
Rare compound of three different engine types and colours: SD70 FEC 101 in blue-yellow leading GP40 FEC 425 in blue-pink and SD40 FEC 711 in orange-yellow.
In about a month or two a shot like this on 226 will likely be impossible as all 24 ES44's should be here and in service. But for now I enjoy GP40-3's on an intermodal train.
Four locomotives landed on 226 today, seen here approaching the tidewater in St. Augustine. The Champion scheme is very popular with fans.