One of the few pieces of single track on Sunrail is from Maitland to Winter Park, the other is at Lake Monroe. Three car sets have been running to attempt to handle the crush of riders.
It's work done, FEC 905 heads back toward Bowden Yard.
Loram Rail grinder makes it's way through Bunnell.
FEC 101 rolls into Bunnell on a warm almost summer like afternoon.
Got lucky and caught the rail grinder coming out of the Team Track and heading for points south.
FEC 101 thunders through Dorena with two big M-2's with help from Susan Komen 425. The latest word is the CITX M-2's will go soon and the rest will linger into 2015. The GE's will arrive this year... (more)
The sun has swung around where shots on the marsh work again, usually only possible April to late August for morning northbounds such as 226.
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.
Persistent rains once again visited Florida, giving train 210 a wash in Bunnell. Latest word is that the SD70M-2's will hang to the end of 2015, however the GEVO's will start arriving late summer.
Opening Day of Sunrail drew 10,891 riders as estimated by FDOT, more than twice what was expected. Here a set pushes towards Orlando in Winter Park on pre existing double track.
Sunrail was running late, due to the crush of 10,891 people who rode today. Due to the trains being late it created a meet right in front of me.
Two Sunrail trains meet on Opening Day at Lake Mary, with one train running a bit late causing the incredible luck of catching a meet here at the station. Trains were packed!
"This train is full!" came the word over the radio. "We can't take any more passengers!" Appropriate that this is my 2,000th photo in the database on this historic day.
Trains were packed on opening day, as a southbound pushes through Winter Park. Warm humid conditions already building clouds in the sky. Over 10,000 rode the rails on day 1.
A historic day in central Florida transport, it's Sunrail Day! After 22 years of planning, struggles, anti tax groups, doubters etc, commuter rail became a reality in Central Florida.