On this warm but beautiful December day, the FEC Christmas train makes another successful run down the Florida East Coast Railway. Here is the train in Stuart, crossing the St. Lucie River.
A colorful consist leads 202, with the rattiest unit on the railroad FEC 719 trailing. UPS and FEC domestic doublestacks trail, rather than the usual aggregate traffic.
A nice consolation after getting skunked on 123, the NS track geometry train was a nice surprise with cab signaled FEC 720 leading NS 5609, 34 & 33. No trains are scheduled for this time of day, ... (more)
With a bunch of empty flat containers trailing, West Palm Beach to Fort Pierce turn 950 rolls over one of the many bridges on FEC.
With 72 loaded rock, 69 general freight and 9 empty autoracks; when asked, the engineer told the dispatcher he would be lucky to make 40 mph. The dispatcher told him 101 would be waiting at Micco... (more)
Train 101 swings behind the waterfront condos in Stuart bound for Miami. The All Aboard Florida project will bring about 32 passenger trains a day through here in about 2-3 years.
FEC 202 rolls through the tropical paradise of Stuart Florida. In a few years passenger trains will return here as part of the All Aboard Florida project.
123 is always a gamble but 920 on Tue and Thu is a solid bet for the Stuart AM bridge shot. One of FEC's new retro blues leads this short train.
Jewel of the FEC. One of the best shots to be had is at Stuart and when things just work out right and 123 is just a bit late you can get spectacular results.