FEC 226 swings through St. Augustine with 5 motors (you have to look hard to see the additional 2 behind the LNG). Note the little buoy on the ballast leftover from Hurricane Matthew.
FEC 226 rolls across the high water in St. Augustine with one of the LNG sets. The oxidation of the rails from them being submerged in Matthew the month before is still evident.
2nd LNG set now in operation. During Matthew, the storm surge covered the bridge here. Now one week later trains are now running normally even with some leftover high water.
FEC has also recently reactivated some of their older motors. The "ex UP yellow" SD40-2's were in storage since the days that the GEVO's took over.
FEC 226 big champ, little champ on this beautiful morning in St. Augustine.
Five on 226 this morning! Sundays of late FEC 226 has been bringing up extra power on occasion. Note the very high tide.
FEC 226 brought a surprise, the LNG set which is still undergoing testing. Another LNG set is on the way bracketed by 801 & 802.
A boater watches FEC 226 cross the tidewater. A bit of an unusual lashup, big champ, little champ back to back.
Lately 226 has been getting here ahead of the sun on Sundays but today he was later and had three motors. Cloud from a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico can be seen in the distance.
Big Champ Little Champ leading 226 this morning.
FEC 218 now runs later than it used to essentially running in 224's space that was annulled on July 3rd.
FEC 226 continuing with the LNG testing with trips to and from Miami. A 2nd LNG tender on the way as the ever changing FEC continues to evolve.
It's a humid tropical morning as cloud from gulf thunderstorms begin to flow in, FEC 226 rolls through St. Augustine.
The last 224 for a while as trains 123, 224, 111 & 212 have been abolished due to a downturn in business. Several other trains will be shuffled around to take up the slack.
The LNG set has been making the trip to Miami and back Mon / Tue and Thu / Fri via 121 - 226 of late. However this is the first time it went without GEX 3000 making for a matched set.