Four locomotives landed on 226 today, seen here approaching the tidewater in St. Augustine. The Champion scheme is very popular with fans.
A double rarity, FEC 226 with two champs, with a long hood forward leader and about 4-5 hours late on the normally on time FEC. Suspect one motor failed and they had to swap.
Two big M's and an SD40-2 lead 101 through Colfax on a pleasant afternoon. The first 3 of the 24 GE's that will replace these motors are expected during the first week of November.
Things will be changing soon. The first GEVOs next month with the 24th in December. For now the big M's roll on.
Another transformer delivery to Bunnell arrives lead by one of FEC's Champs.
Clock is running out on the big M's. Here 101 finds a lucky spell of sun on another unsettled day in Florida. GEVO replacements are on the way, due in by December.
Southbound 123 train crosses the Stuart draw bridge with a pair of Champ SD40s.
The Pineda Turn rolls north across the Cane Creek Trestle with a cut of rock hoppers on a quiet Monday morning. This section of the FEC is typically quiet during midday hours; locals such as this... (more)
A special FEC train, number 900 helped move a heavy load of two generators to the Bunnell Team Track. The train was bracketed by two SD40-2's 702 and 704.
FEC 714 leads 226 across the Tomoka River on a breezy morning.
CSXT O854, loaded with "100% Pure Squeezed Florida Sunshine" hauls through "Sun City" on the outskirts of Ruskin Florida. A daily by Sat & Thu operation, usually out by 8 AM or so.
Train 202 catches a sliver of light in between thunderstorms.
FEC 226 rolls across the Tomoka River on a warm humid morning. Today's plus is two champs leading. For Betty Buchanan who passed on recently who was an active volunteer locally.