Cleanup hitter train 109 crosses Crane Creek on a beautiful fall day in Florida. You couldn't pay me enough to live there, but I sure do like to visit.
Amazing the difference a year can make... none of these units are currently operating on the FEC.
I really wanted a Champion painted unit, but in retrospect a snoot nose ex-UP wasn't bad considering these un-rebuilt SD40-2s are being stored upon return from CSX.
FEC 210 perfectly frames a palm tree, while kayakers pass below.
With a shortage of GEVOs, many trains were running with GP40s trailing. With three long FEC bridges in 10 miles, Melbourne is a target rich environment.
FEC's train #210 crosses the Crane Creek Bridge in Melbourne, FL on a delightful spring morning.
Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes he eats you. With a very odd weather pattern, we had a lot of both this trip.
Northbound train 210 heads thru Melbourne.
Shortly before this morning northbound crossed the Crane Creek Bridge, a single manatee surfaced near one of the piers. A great place to hang out!
FEC 210 goes north. Melbourne is a decent place to catch morning action...with the current schedule you can get 2-3 trains between 7 AM and 10 AM. But things can change, if you are planning on sh... (more)
FEC 109 heading south with a Red White and Blue motor. This is FEC # 104 that once read Rail America and now has been re lettered to say Florida East Coast. Happy 4th of July!
FEC southbound train 109 crosses over Crane Creek.
1-0-7 leads 7-0-1 north to Jacksonville, where it becomes NS #210.