Champions have turned up on 224 a few times the past few days, possibly showing off for the new Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, where this train comes from.
Railpictures contributor Maryann Pickering gets her captures of the legendary Tropicana Juice Train as O854 starts north across the Big Manatee River.
CSXT O854, loaded with "100% Pure Squeezed Florida Sunshine" hauls through "Sun City" on the outskirts of Ruskin Florida. A daily by Sat & Thu operation, usually out by 8 AM or so.
Sometimes called the "hottest train on CSX" the famed Tropicana Juice Train starts over the Big Manatee River bridge heading northbound. A daily but Thu & Sat operation.
The first time that I have seen three Champs and a Susan Komen unit on FEC 226 was today. Power was in Ft. Lauderdale for grand opening of a new port facility.
Three Champs and a Susan Komen motor! This is the first time I think this has happened and luck was with me this day. Note the rainbow with the gulf storms in the distance.
The rainy season does not stop the FEC, here FEC train 210 hustles through Durbin in a tropical downpour.
Sunrail P309 pushes back toward the OCC after morning duties are completed.
The last train of the morning, prepares to depart Debary for points southward. It appears Sunrail is doing fairly well with the parking lot mostly full.
Reflecting.... CFRC P307 reflects off of the St. Johns River on a warm humid morning. View is from the old US 17 bridge now a park. This shot works best in summer 0830hrs-1000hrs
A scene that had changed over the years, Autotrain arrives at Sanford passing through the Sunrail station at Sanford. Look close you can see CSX local in the background.
Sunrail P309 crosses the tranquil waters of the St. Johns river on the only other single track on the CFRC system. The other is in Maitland. This bridge was rebuilt during the project.
The end of the line, for now this is as far as Sunrail goes, Debary. P303 begins to push towards Orlando after making a northward trip. The parking lot at this stop was full.
I was not believing it, but again for a 2nd day in a row, 226 had a quad big M lashup yet again. This is a shot that only works right around the start of summer.
Four big M's surprised us on 226 this morning...we could not believe it! And now with time running out on these motors we were very pleased to get a quad lashup of them.