16 cylinders and 38 loads of limestone disturb a few birds and not much else on a quiet Monday morning.
The Fort Pierce local heads north over Crane Creek as a pair of Osprey circle overhead.
FEC 101 rolls over Crane Creek, passing some of the many high rise condos that fill the coast.
Cleanup hitter train 109 crosses Crane Creek on a beautiful fall day in Florida. You couldn't pay me enough to live there, but I sure do like to visit.
Amazing the difference a year can make... none of these units are currently operating on the FEC.
I really wanted a Champion painted unit, but in retrospect a snoot nose ex-UP wasn't bad considering these un-rebuilt SD40-2s are being stored upon return from CSX.
FEC 210 perfectly frames a palm tree, while kayakers pass below.
With a shortage of GEVOs, many trains were running with GP40s trailing. With three long FEC bridges in 10 miles, Melbourne is a target rich environment.
FEC's train #210 crosses the Crane Creek Bridge in Melbourne, FL on a delightful spring morning.
Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes he eats you. With a very odd weather pattern, we had a lot of both this trip.
Northbound train 210 heads thru Melbourne.
Shortly before this morning northbound crossed the Crane Creek Bridge, a single manatee surfaced near one of the piers. A great place to hang out!
FEC 210 goes north. Melbourne is a decent place to catch morning action...with the current schedule you can get 2-3 trains between 7 AM and 10 AM. But things can change, if you are planning on sh... (more)
FEC 109 heading south with a Red White and Blue motor. This is FEC # 104 that once read Rail America and now has been re lettered to say Florida East Coast. Happy 4th of July!
FEC southbound train 109 crosses over Crane Creek.