As of Christmas eve, this consist no longer exists on FEC....but is coming to a CSX train near you!
The clouds clear just in time as FEC 101 thunders into Colfax with three motors. Things however are changing and inside a month or two ESS44's will hold these assignments.
Rare compound of three different engine types and colours: SD70 FEC 101 in blue-yellow leading GP40 FEC 425 in blue-pink and SD40 FEC 711 in orange-yellow.
FEC 101 blasts through the rains associated with an ocean storm centered just off the coast. While the north gets legendary snows, we get legendary rains. Dual classics today.
The era of the SD70M-2 is coming to a strong finish as two hustle 101 south on a warm day.
FEC 101 rounds the bend with famous Dave Shelly at the throttle. With in 2 months GE's will be in charge, happily in the Champion scheme.
Things will be changing soon. The first GEVOs next month with the 24th in December. For now the big M's roll on.
One of the original SD70M-2's leads train 107 through St. Augustine. At this point the fate of the the M's was known to not be long but no one was sure how ling they would have. Well as of this we... (more)
Rainy season! FEC's 101, lead by 101 hustles through another tropical thunderstorm winding through Bunnell.
A strong thunderstorm complete with artillery style lightning, gusty winds and deluge of rain has just begun to wind down as 101 blows through Colfax. It's the rainy season!
Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes he eats you. With a very odd weather pattern, we had a lot of both this trip.
FEC 107 rolls into the nation's oldest city about 20 minutes behind 111 with a rainbow of color. The big M's should hang into 2015 according to the latest.
FEC 101 hustles south on a warm tropical day in Northeast Florida...feeling like summer out here. It also may be summer when the GE's get here according to the latest.
FEC 101 roars through Palm Coast with the odd lashup of a 70 and two GP40-2's on this 80 degree day. GE power is ordered and will arrive by the end of the year if not earlier.