Crossing over the Manatee-River.
Southbound Tropicana cars get tacked onto whatever southbound freight is heading back to Florida - usually a few cars at a time.
The Tropicana Juice Train crosses the Manatee River Bridge on a clear day.
A southbound empty "Juice Train" entering Bradenton, Florida. The second unit is a EMD GP39-2: CSXT 4315.
Back in April a business trip took me to Florida, and since I'd never railfanned the Sunshine State I tacked on a couple vacation days and met a friend for a 4 day epic 1000 mile tour of the state... (more)
The Tropicana Juice Train
The famous Juice Train lead by an old school AC600 stops the boats on the Big Manatee River it's self swollen due to Tropical Cyclone Hermine a few days before.
Tropicana Juice Train.
Tropicana Juice Train rolls across the Big Manatee River as some boaters look on.
Walking on water. The Tropicana Juice train rolls along the edge of the Gulf of Mexico crossing the massive Big Manatee River Bridge. This is a daily but Thu and Sat train.
The hottest train on CSX begins it's journey northward. CSX O823 works the train over the waters of the Big Manatee bound for Tampa where it continues as Q740.