United States Sugar's Fort Pierce turns heads through South Bay on their way east, then north toward the Florida East Coast Railway's Fort Pierce yard. Interestingly enough, this line was actually... (more)
United States Sugar Corporation's Fort Pierce turn returns to Clewiston, FL after running to Fort Pierce and back with interchange traffic from the FEC. GP38AC 407 leads the train back south with ... (more)
#148 prepares to haul the last cane loads of the season.
Memorial Day 2021 finds ex-FEC #148 hauling the last cane loads of the season. They do plan to make this happen again during the next season.
Memorial Day 2021 finds the last cane train of the season under steam power, after an assist with some diesel. Plans are to begin & end each season this way going forward.
After a few test runs in late spring & summer, #148 makes its official return to US Sugar on the first day of the 2020-2021 cane season, pulling a publicity train to the mill.
US Sugar quickly gained notoriety in 2020 for operating their steam locomotive on the only Toys For Tots special in the entire state of Florida.
USSC Cane 5 rumbles through Belle Glade bound for the mill at Clewiston.
Santa waves at the crowd from the back of the Georgia 300.
Toys for Tots Santa Express out of Clewiston, passing through South Bay, next stop Belle Glade
Departing Clewiston after the 2nd stop. This 100 year old former FEC locomotive now runs on Vegetable Oil.
Vegetable Power! The former FEC 148, now USSC 148 arriving in Clewiston, fueled by vegetable oil.
USSC 148 simmers in the sun as the crew goes about adding water to the tender. Santa Claus is busy talking with all the children that came to see the train, and the US Marine Corps are unloaded bo... (more)
The first USSC Christmas train led by USSC 148 chugs towards their next stop, Belle Glade