Florida Central GP18 59 leads another FCEN unit dead in tow off the former line to Dunnellon.
The early morning sunlight illuminates the nose of the Florida Northern GP18 as it sits in the Ocala locomotive yard. (Andrew Whitman photo)
Florida Central GP18 No. 59, ex CRI&P No. 1353, rests at the site of the old Atlantic Coast Line yard in Ocala, FL. Now home to the Florida Central's operations.
Florida Central GP18 No. 59 runs down Osceola Street in Ocala on sister road Florida Northern. The light locomotive has just cleared the diamond with CSX at the Ocala depot; the signal is the adva... (more)
After working just north of Zellwood, the "Northbound" heads south, running light. 10-15 years ago the northbound routinely made it to Tavares, Umitilla and Mt. Dora, now rarely gets north of Lake... (more)
The first stop of the "Northbound" is Anderson distributors in Zellwood. After here just one more load for Zellwood Wye and then they head back south.
The "northbound" returning light from Zellwood makes a stop just north of FCEN's HQ to pick up a boxcar. It is not like the old days, freight movements north of Plymouth are as needed.
Florida Central trains resting for the weekend in Modello Yard north of downtown.The former CN units are putting the Pinslys fleet of CF-7s out of service.
Florida Central's Second Orlando leads a short train into the massive Silver Star industrial complex in western Orlando. This is a spur that is about 2 miles long that leads into this massive comp... (more)
Florida Central's Second Orlando stops traffic as they depart Modello Yard for the Silver Star Industrial Park in west Orlando.