Four locomotives landed on 226 today, seen here approaching the tidewater in St. Augustine. The Champion scheme is very popular with fans.
224 once was the mainstay of GP40-2's now ruled by the big M's. Though the GE's are slightly delayed, when they arrive these motors will be eventually leave the FEC.
FEC 713 spooks an American Egret as 226 rumbles onto the bridge. Fans of the Champion scheme will be happy to know that all ES44C4's that are coming will wear those colors.
FEC 226 rolls across the famous bridge in St. Augustine with four motors, including one of the new retro blues, #434, 4th out. The 434 was the last GP40-2 ever built by EMD.
FEC 226 is lead by two champs on this spectacular morning in the Nation's oldest city.
The FEC has been doing some vegetation removal and that has opened up new photo angles on the famous bridge.
Twin ex UP SD40-2's lead 226 on the cool 55 degree morning. When the new GEVO's arrive these and other motors not rebuilt will go into storage.
Northbound FEC train led by a pair of SD40-2 717 in St. Augustine, FL
After making a quick pick up in town the 905 heads north to meet the hotshot 107 north of town.
One of the original SD70M-2's leads train 107 through St. Augustine. At this point the fate of the the M's was known to not be long but no one was sure how ling they would have. Well as of this we... (more)
A pair of SD40's lead a typical massive 226 north towards Bowden through St. Augustine.
FEC 111 winds around one of the tightest curve on the FEC mainline. These paint schemes are all eventually on the way out. Yellow SD40-2's likely will be stored soon and the blues repainted.
FEC 226 twists into St. Augustine, with one of the newest repaint "retro blue" 419 in the middle. GE's are coming and when they arrive anything not rebuilt will go into storage and M-2's gone.