Hurricane Florence disruptions gave us a truncated Sliver Star with a very rare leader. The last time I caught a Dash 8 leader here on Amtrak was June 6,2008 which is also in the database.
FEC 101 kicks up some dust from MOW work as it leaves Bunnell. For Shelley a dancer friend from Tampa who passed on about the time I took this photo.
FEC 101 thunders into Dorena with a friendly wave from David Shelley the famous "East Coast Hogger".
Spring tides have brought high water as 226 does the usual thing at the usual time.
FEC 101 slows down for a work restriction coming out of Bunnell. I was in pain from a kidney stone but still caught the train :)
FEC's Port Job trundles across a busy Biscayne Bay as many boaters enjoy it's blue tropical waters. This view is from the Intercontinental Miami pool deck area. The port line reactivated in 2015.
On a quieter Sunday morning a Green Line service departs South Miami. This is the last year for these cars. The wrap advertises an express service offered on select rush hour runs.
A set of older Budd cars set off into a thundery tropical deluge crossing the Miami River. The Budd Universal Rapid Transit cars are rolling off their last miles after 34 years of service.
A set of wrapped Universal Transit Cars soars above the streets of Brickell. These are due to be replaced very soon.
The new Hitachi Metro Rail Cars ride over the tropical Miami River on an unsettled morning. The new cars are replacing the BURT's that have served MDT since 1984.
A Brightline service is seen above the streets of Miami. The new Brightline system includes massive infrastructure such as this approach to Miami Central which has dramatically changed downtown.
The 0913 Brightline Service departs the massive Miami Central. This not just another start up! The station is still not complete with office space and Tri Rail still coming.
New Hitachi Metro Cars have finally arrived to replace the 34 year old Budd Universal cars.
FEC train 109 rumbles over the troubled waters of St Lucie River. Toxic algae has infected the river as a result of run off into the waterways around Lake O. FEC is using LNG fuel on most trains.
A northbound Sunrail train rolls across the St. Johns River Bridge, startling a pigeon of all things.