Walking on water. The Tropicana Juice train rolls along the edge of the Gulf of Mexico crossing the massive Big Manatee River Bridge. This is a daily but Thu and Sat train.
The hottest train on CSX begins it's journey northward. CSX O823 works the train over the waters of the Big Manatee bound for Tampa where it continues as Q740.
A bit unusual is 226 with a GEVO and one of the Susan Komen motors. FEC is a strong supporter of Breast Cancer research and frequently showcases the Susan Komen motors.
A massive FEC 224 rolls through St. Augustine on a very warm, humid and just downright muggy morning. This train can sometimes be tough to get these days due to early arrivals.
The hard working crew of FEC 905 hustles back towards Bowden Yard. The 421 is in the Millennium Blue scheme which is getting harder to find with the retro blue repaints coming in.
During the summer you can get well lit shots of 226 behind the businesses on north end of St, Augustine. Here 226 makes it's regular appearance alongside the tidewater.
The routine passage of FEC 226. This train is pretty much a sure bet on any given morning turning up between 8 AM and 9 AM, though on Sundays can be earlier...or later.
Train 101 swings behind the waterfront condos in Stuart bound for Miami. The All Aboard Florida project will bring about 32 passenger trains a day through here in about 2-3 years.
FEC 202 rolls through the tropical paradise of Stuart Florida. In a few years passenger trains will return here as part of the All Aboard Florida project.
Orange Juice for breakfast! 226 shows up with some juice on the top end of this train. Very uncommon but sometimes juice is picked up on the way north by 226.
Steam rises from the rails as 101 blasts through after a tropical shower. The rainy season can bring torrential downpours at any time during the day or night, but mostly in the afternoon.
FEC 224 slinks across the famous bridge in St. Augustine in this different view.
FEC 226 makes it's normal Saturday appearance. Just before the train showed a rainbow hung in the sky in the background, a real keen observer can see a faint remnant of it.
A Significant Weather Advisory was in force for strong thunderstorms when 101 made it's appearance in Bunnell. Rainfall was 2" per hour and lighting was becoming intense.
FEC 101 rolls through the intense tropical rains of a strong storm. It's the rainy season in Florida! This storm was producing 2" per hour rainfall which is common in the summer here.