After dropping off the dignitaries bound for the 125th anniversary of Hotel Ponce, the special hustles south to Saybrook to reverse and head back north.
Talk about luck, during the chase I saw 226 coming, calculated the best guess place to stop, we jumped out and just caught the meet with the 714 special.
A beautiful warm morning in St. Augustine finds the 714 leading a special for the 125th anniversary of the Hotel Ponce De Leon (Now Flagler Collage).
With "Henry Flagler" on board, FC 714 takes dignitaries from Magnolia to Palmer St for a horse drawn carriage ride to the former Hotel Ponce, celebrating 125 years since it's opening.
Popping out of the fog, a special participating in the 125th aniversary of hotel Ponce in St. Augustine, heads south. The train picked up dignitaries including "Henry Flagler" bound for the event.
A lucky spell of sun at the right time allows me to catch FEC 101 on a warm 80 degree afternoon.
FEC 224 winds through St. Augustine on a cool morning. It is typical to catch 2 GP40-2's on this train.
Newly returned from Rail America Land, FEC 709 leads 226 on a mild winter morning. FEC 709 I am sure is enjoying the Florida winter vs the winter in Canada, where she has been for a while.
The first through FEC train of 2013 is seen on a warm day in St. Augustine. The rocks on the left are what's left of the "old" US 1 bridge in St. Augustine.
My first catch of 2013 is Amtrak 91 hustling south on a warm morning.
A work train is caught in Satsuma on this 75 degree day in rural Putnam County. The train is destined for the Crescent City area to deliver new cross ties.
What a way to start 2013, it's 75 degrees and the first through train of the year on the FEC is 210 running earlier than normal. The general freight behind the motors is very rare for 210.
A work train was encountered on the A line, heading south to Crescent City to deposit some ties. The train is pulled by a SD50-2 first time I ever saw one.
My first train of 2013, Amtrak 91 blast south on a mild 70 degree morning in the fern country of western Volusia County. Today he was right on time.
FEC 226 approaches the San Sebastian River on the last day of 2012, my last train of the year. Got lucky with just a bit of sun as the train came through.