Very unusual in two aspects, odd lashup of power and running 8 hours late. It did make for a good birthday present, though I hate for the trains to be late, which is very rare on the FEC.
FEC lending Santa a hand on my birthday! Note the lack of LNG tank...unusual that is.
Following, 109 FEC 920 works south. This local works Mon - Fri with Tue / Thu trips south of Ft. Pierce and northward the other three days.
FEC 109 trundles across the water at Stuart. 109 is an easy shot here most days, turning up between 8-9 AM give or take.
Brightline is Coming!. Schedule testing is now underway and the Orlando segment just got final approval.
The Lake Wales Switcher arrives at Frostproof, though town is not frost-proof. Here gates must be opened to roll thru an old orange plant to reach the end of the line few blocks behind us.
The Lake Wales switcher has run around it's train at the old wye and now heads through downtown bound for Frostproof.
The Lake Wales Switcher stops traffic on busy SR60 rumbling for Lake Wales. There are only 2 CF7's left running on Pinsely Corp lines in Florida.
The Lake Wales Switcher heads eastward for Lake Wales and eventually Frostproof.
Cane 1 rumbles through downtown Clewiston as smoke rises from cane fields being set alight in the distance. The burning of cane fields is part of the harvesting process.
Cane 1 brings loads back toward the mills in Clewiston. Note the "LED" headlamps. Sugar season runs to April and the "giant model railway" will be in action through then.
It's Christmas Time in Florida when the FEC Christmas train turns up!
FEC 101 kicks up the dust blasting through Colfax from new ballast recently laid.
910 runs light past MOW returning south. It's rare to see 910 this far north these days. FEC MOW forces have been hard at work keeping things in top shape as they always do.
FEC 101 slices through the north Florida woods near Palm Coast.