Time is short for the big M-2's on the FEC, they have gotten a bit of a reprieve as the expected GE Demos may not get here till April. 101 had rock again on the head end.
It's a fantastic cool morning in St. Augustine as twin Champs lead 226 northward. The days of EMD dominated trains are numbered as GE's are on the way.
Road power being moved to shop tracks. Despite RailAmerica's best attempts to handpick all the single unique paint schemes and cast them off FEC during their time with the company, FEC once again ... (more)
Hotshot #101 blasts thru NSB with ECH at the throttle. Newest repaint (416) is third out, but for years has always been the NSB choice of power for locals. Two more Geeps are at Progress for thi... (more)
FEC 101, 416 3rd out is the newest repaint on the railway somewhat resembling a blue scheme of the 1960's. It is currently the only motor to wear this scheme for now.
A very nice classic lashup of power on the FEC, these two four axles handle this intermodal with ease north towards FEC Bowden Yard.
Long hood forward and southbound local leaves just shortly after FEC 210 arrived.
FEC 101 thunders through Colfax with one of FEC's 7 Champions leading near 2 miles of train. It's a spectacular day in northeast Florida.
Classic Florida East Coast. Two GP40-2s lead FEC intermodal train 226 through historic St. Augustine, Florida on it's way north to Jacksonville.
This was the only RA schemed M-2 running on this day as the others were sidelined. However 104 and 106 will be back until the time comes for the big M's to go, looking more likely in April.
Running long hood forward, FEC 436, with the special Breast Cancer Awareness paint scheme, heads south towards Fort Pierce with rock and intermodal cars in tow.
FEC 436, with the special Breast Cancer Awareness paint scheme, rolls north across the Crane Creek bridge near downtown Melbourne.
Close encounter! FEC 427 was racing north through the siding at Gifford when this FEC track maintenance truck on the main line suddenly appeared in my camera viewfinder.
FEC 101 rumbles through with 3 EMD's. The GEVO demonstrators may not get here to April giving the big M-2's a bit more time on the railway. They however will be the first to go.