A beautiful warm tropical morning greets FEC 226. It seems we have gone back to the SD70M-2 / SD40-2 combos once again on many through freights. 226 with a CITX leader.
After cresting at Erie, 8445 west now starts rolling downhill at Jean. The train is stretching across the desert along side Las Vegas Blvd.
A DPU helps shove KG1LA over the crest of the hill at Erie on it's way into Jean and eventually to LA.
KG1LA lugs very slowly uphill, stretching through a curve at Erie. All three motors roaring, keeping the containers filled with important stuff moving toward LA.
FEC 226 with three motors on Mothers day. FEC 709 has been back from RA land for a few months now but is like a few other ex UP motors in need of a paint job.
After a stormy week the weather begins to break and just at the right time some sun shines on 226. Rainfall totals of 9-14 inches have swollen the bay even at low tide.
After 4 months of drought we got pummeled with 7 inches of rain in 12 hours. Some of those tropical downpours douse FEC 210 in Bunnell, wind whipped rain actually glancing off the train.
On a warm breezy evening, FEC 107 slides through the historic city of St. Augustine.
FEC 713 the newest repaint on the FEC leads train 226 I think for the first time on a breezy warm morning in St. Augustine.
FEC 224 rolls across the Tomoka River on a beautiful spring morning. Once again shots are possible here with the changing sun angles.
The beautiful morning did not last long, just as the sun was fading due to ocean clouds blowing in, 224 rolls through the marsh. Sun angles will allow more shots up here soon.
Spring has sprung here in Florida matter of fact it's feeling like summer already. Temps already in the 70's greet Amtrak 91 in Seville.
FEC 224 lead by pretty much standard power, though it is more common to get two GP's on this train. The Crowley containers are always the giveaway, reflecting the waters on this warm morning.
Back to the Future! Once the first FEC scheme to adorn it's diesels is the "scheme" once again, being applied to all FEC motors over time. Finally things worked out to get 2 on 226.
Both of FEC's newest repaints help FEC 226 northward on this warm morning. The old and the new, the old now is the new and the once new paint scheme is now old.