It's a cool kind of cloud day due to a winter storm miles away, but a lucky spell of sun finds 101 at South Dorena. The GEVO's are firmly in control.
On a mild day, FEC 101 rolls out of Bunnell with three motors in charge. FEC 101 is the hottest train on the FEC with high priority stuff for south Florida.
101 rushes through Colfax on the first warm day (for us) in a few days. Two motors today.
Three motors take 226 through St. Augustine on a mild morning in the nations oldest city.
FEC 910 heads back to New Smyrna after meeting 210 at Harwood. The 430 and 431 were the first dynamic brake equipped motors on the railway, purchased in the mid 1980's.
Surprise! Every once in a while the FEC throws a surprise at you, like this ES44 - GP40-2 lashup on the high priority 101. A chilly day with a high of 46...
Champs X 3 leads 101 on a crisp chilly day in northeast Florida. 101 was pretty much right on time which is normal for the clockwork running FEC.
FEC 101 thunders through Colfax on a chilly day in northeast Florida. In the consists, 434 now a retro blue, the last GP40-2 ever built.
My very last train of this trip... a UP hotshot intermodal with autos thrown in descending Sloan with an ex SP motor 2nd out. Wife's business trip brings me to Vegas, she teaches I chase UP.
UP was surprising busy the latter half of the week, here a manifest slows at Erie to meet an eastbound. Wife's business trip brings us out here, she teaches while I shoot...she'd rather shoot too.
A loaded coal train crests the grade at Erie. It's hard to imagine this remote looking location is about 10-15 minutes from "The Strip"
Though my wife would rather chase the UP with me, she has to teach, (why we are here). First of our last day for now out here was this UP coal train. We have to come back in March.
The UP was very busy in Vegas this day, here an eastbound empty coal train waits at Wann for a westbound.
An eastbound meets the westbound K line stack train at Erie.
After meeting a hot eastbound, a K line intermodal train eases out of Erie and heads into Jean westbound. I was surprised on how busy the UP was on this day.