SunRail test train glides past CSXT Taft Yard on track #2 into Sand Lake. "TOFC" signal is a holdover from when CSXT had a signal here into the TOFC ramp, which now acts as an auto ramp... (more)
Annual northbound run of the James E. Strates carnival train from their headquarters in Taft to New Jersey. And beyond! Train, once again without coaches (BUT with repainted flats and a few new ex... (more)
"Mister Strates' car" as it is called once wore lettering for "Orlando, Florida" and is the former C&O #21. When they went to repainting the train for the 2018 season, two of ... (more)
Annual northbound run of the James E. Strates carnival train from their headquarters in Taft to New Jersey. And beyond! Train, once again without coaches (BUT with repainted flats and a few new ... (more)
A sight which will never be seen again, and even at the time, was very rare mileage! FCEN has had to pull all the way south of Taft, where they typically dropped the Ringling flats for the rest o... (more)
Taft Yard is a busy place in the morning, today with A777 heading out to the main, A776 waiting in the clear and CFRC test train P401 heading up #2 track.
With the hopes of FL9 substituting for Amtrak detours this summer now dashed on the rocks, this variant of Heritage will be holding down the special interest here for the time being. On this part... (more)
At one time, this class of yard power was common in our area, rubbing shoulders with U18B, U23B and the like. Now? May as well be an F-Unit. I can tell you the last one we had was almost a year ag... (more)
CFRC test trains between Sand Lake and Poinciana, on the south end of the territory, have been very regular lately and by this summer, regular train service is planned to be added to the schedule.... (more)
At one time, this class of yard power was common in our area. Now? May as well be an F-Unit. Typically any MP found in Orlando is here today, gone tomorrow, BUT...this one was sent for the loca... (more)
MARC cab cars make Amtrak test runs up & down the Harlem Line in anticipation of summer reroutes. Pretty nifty, eh? WELL...this COULD HAVE been done with CDOT FL9 and very nearly was....
Pretty much any day of the week you can find all four tracks occupied here, in this case #6535 races with #9336 into Grand Central with one up at 125th Street (along with an MOW move).
#261 steps out from Duluth across to Superior without diesel assistance. A planned return to Duluth in June 2018, billed as a PTC fundraising effort, was designed with cooperation from Amtrak, in... (more)
"Ya' in, ya' out? Ya' in, ya' out?" as a popular syndicated radio host might say....there is a June 2018 return to Duluth scheduled for #261, but will the recent Amtrak declaration get i... (more)
O&NW's "Golden Triangle" service passes the Golden Triangle itself.