1966 built ex-SP SD40, HLCX 6341, leading Sugar Road Job 1 with 35 empties after dropping some at the Townsite 3 loadout.
Rolling through the middle of Sugarcane fields, the Lake Placid Limited heads out of Moore Haven as the 148 roars down the rail line towards Clewiston, Florida
With a one of a kind railroad, comes one of a kind views. Seen here is Sugar Road Job 1 passing the Vaughn 1 loadout on the USSC Clewiston Mainline, featuring HLCX 6341 leading. Additionally, mixe... (more)
Sugar Road Job 1 featuring HLCX 6341 and USSC 405 wide open, screaming by at 40mph. SRJ 1 is pulling 35 empties, bound for the Weatherald 1 loadout to be filled throughout the night. Although pat... (more)
Sugar Road Job 1 returning to the mill with 37 loaded cane cars, and a rare double header, featuring two of US Sugar’s most unique engines, USSC 405 and HLCX 6341.
A Sugar Road Job bound for the mill easing towards Evercane Rd. New crossing protection being installed has forced all trains to flag this crossing for the past week or so.
The daily (M-F) US Sugar/South Central Florida Express Sebring Turn passes the former Atlantic Coast Line depot in Lake Placid, Florida, on the northbound half of their journey towards Sebring fro... (more)
While we were waiting for a photo run-by from USSC 148 at Keela, a loaded ballast train came up the SCFE mainline heading towards Clewiston. Views like this are typically blocked by sugarcane unti... (more)
The rare mileage excursion performs a photo run-by at the Miami Canal. US Sugar's tracks cross this canal at Lake Harbor on the FEC K-Branch and again on the Okeelanta line (shown here).
The rare mileage train poses for some photos over a canal at Rogers Road on the branch to Okeelanta.
US Sugar's "Sugar Express" pulls off the Bryant Lead onto the K-Branch mainline in Pahokee, Florida, running along the southeastern levee of Lake Okeechobee.
The Sugar Express' rare mileage train performs a photo run-by outside of South Bay.
The Sugar Express' rare mileage train pauses on the Bryant Yard lead to take on water. Today's excursion took passengers along the FEC K Branch on the east side of Lake Okeechobee.
US Sugar #148 performs a photo runby at Liberty Point as it returns to Clewiston. Day 1 of the rare mileage trips included a round trip between Clewiston and Sebring, with a two-hour layover in La... (more)