Getting 3 motors on 226 these days is challenging was lucky that one of the repaints was part of the lashup. In the hour since 224 past, clouds are building tide is rolling out.
The tide is high, 224 is rolling on... on a humid steamy morning FEC 224 crosses the tidewater in St. Augustine. Dual GP40's on 224 & 123 are a thing of the past...for now.
With the change to SD70M-2 / SD40-2 combos on through trains getting a heritage leader is now tougher than ever. However the SD70M-2's will get the red and yellow in the future.
FEC 224 rolls through the tidal marshes on a beautiful breezy morning. Today we get motors in sequence, 418 & 419. Solid blue sets may be endangered in a few years with the repaint program.
This is my 100th photo accepted on Rail Pictures, happens to be on my favorite bridge.
FEC 226 with FEC 716 the newest repaint into the new scheme helping the last "new" scheme across the tidewater.
Sun angles allow for a different look into Moultrie Junction as seen 226 on a beautiful morning in St. Augustine. Just about all Mia-Jax trains are back to a SD70/40 power mix.
Some unseasonable drier and cooler air made for a spectacular morning as 224 rolls through the salt mashes.
A beautiful warm tropical morning greets FEC 226. It seems we have gone back to the SD70M-2 / SD40-2 combos once again on many through freights. 226 with a CITX leader.
FEC 226 with three motors on Mothers day. FEC 709 has been back from RA land for a few months now but is like a few other ex UP motors in need of a paint job.
After a stormy week the weather begins to break and just at the right time some sun shines on 226. Rainfall totals of 9-14 inches have swollen the bay even at low tide.
On a warm breezy evening, FEC 107 slides through the historic city of St. Augustine.