Normally the domain of 4-axle power, today's Pineda Turn has a long hood forward SD40-2 leading a healthy train of 35 empty hoppers.
A colorful consist leads 202, with the rattiest unit on the railroad FEC 719 trailing. UPS and FEC domestic doublestacks trail, rather than the usual aggregate traffic.
A Waycross to Winston freight comes off the Vitis Sub, making me very a very happy person. I have neglected the west side of the state due to my preference for the Atlantic Ocean and FEC, but len... (more)
With 1 gon loaded with rip-rap and 5 empty sugar cars, the SCFE heads back to Clewiston after interchanging with FEC.
A nice consolation after getting skunked on 123, the NS track geometry train was a nice surprise with cab signaled FEC 720 leading NS 5609, 34 & 33. No trains are scheduled for this time of day, ... (more)
South Central Florida's Fort Pierce Turn casts a perfect reflection.
With a bunch of empty flat containers trailing, West Palm Beach to Fort Pierce turn 950 rolls over one of the many bridges on FEC.
After watching Manatees swim upstream, I got a shiny Champion leading 210.
No FEC trains, so after getting called in by a concerned citizen for being photography terrorists and having a very pleasant talk with Miami's finest, we lucked into a CSX train running in dayligh... (more)
A short 930 with 1 loaded aggregate gon and 4 empty hypochlorite tanks heads down the FEC Savannah Subdivision (aka K Branch) at FEC Savannah, Ft Pierce, FL.
A 10,213' intermodal reflects in a canal, with sea storms in the background.
Cleanup hitter train 109 crosses Crane Creek on a beautiful fall day in Florida. You couldn't pay me enough to live there, but I sure do like to visit.
The north local out of Ft Pierce returns home, splitting the signals at the north end of the double track. If you look closely, you can see the Intracoastal Waterway just above the locomotive.
With 72 loaded rock, 69 general freight and 9 empty autoracks; when asked, the engineer told the dispatcher he would be lucky to make 40 mph. The dispatcher told him 101 would be waiting at Micco... (more)
Only purchased by Seaboard System (and 1 for Dow Chemical), it is rare enough not to be listed in the RP.net locomotives. Seeing one on an intermodal transfer is that much cooler.