Here comes Brightline as the very first test run gets underway. The privately funded service uses bio diesel fuel and aims to link Orlando to Miami with fast trains.
First Test Run! of "Bright Blue" a Brightline Trainset commences out of the WPB facility for tests on the FEC. This is a historic first for the area as this venture is privately funded.
The Last Circus move that the FEC will likely ever see at least for the foreseeable future. The "Greatest Show on Earth" will cease operations at the end of May.
FEC 101 crosses the golf course in Daytona Beach. Florida winter continues.
FEC 226 on a beautiful warm morning.
FEC 101 sweeps out of Bunnell on Friday the 13th
FEC 905 at Colfax. The 419 is an old friend of mine, been watching it go by since I moved here in 1980.
FEC 101 on a cool day.
FEC 101 rolling through a bit early allowing me to nail this shot before the shadows creep in.
FEC 141 the first train out after New Years. The last few years FEC has thrown out a morning extra after holiday shut downs, 2016 was no exception.
FEC 141 making for a rare photo op with good light on the bridge in St. Augustine. You can see the train winding along the river in the distance.
FEC 226 wanders into St. Augustine, my last train of 2016. The LNG fuel has really made some changes on the FEC this year past.
The Silver Star slides through Seville Florida disturbing the quiet briefly. Of note the Dash 8 2nd motor, which is uncommon but not rare.
FEC 101 swings into Bunnell on a warm day. The LNG sets are becoming more prominent on through freights.
FEC 101 shows up with a little bit of help.