Dawlish! For years I have wanted to come here. We finally made it and after a spell of unsettled weather things improved. Here an HST 125 sweeps along Marine Parade.
First Great Western DMU departs Dawlish sliding past the old Coast Guard station. We got a lucky break on what was mostly an unsettled misty day.
A surprise visitor was this Network Rail test train to the seawall in Dawlish. This is the view from "The Blenheim" a fantastic bed and breakfast a must for any railway enthusiast.
The Class 143 DMU is among the most hated by Britons, for all intents a "bus" on rails. However in the years ahead these will be retired.
At Dawlish, a class 220 Voyager slides down the seawall as thunderstorms build in the distance.
FEC 226 with a string of Tropicana cars through St. Augustine along the salt marshes.
It was a rather unsettled day locally with thunder, hail, rain and more rain. But the FEC keeps rolling and working. Here 905 works a local industry at Colfax.
FEC is now a GE only railroad.........
FEC 107 rolls over the the tidewater in the Nations Oldest City, in a shot only doable during low tide when one can hike through the marsh.
FEC 111 is one of those trains you never know what you will get power wise. Only shootable on Sundays as they run earlier, today had a trio of retro blue GP40-2/3's.
FEC runs a lot of work trains, here is yet another on "Earth Day", with Retro Blue 418 in charge.
We would think one was enjoying "420" if they said that two SD40-2's lead a mainline FEC freight on a GEVO dominated railway. But yes it really did happen..and does once in a while.
FEC 107 winds through the Nations oldest city and into the setting sun. With the time change and summer months ahead, getting 107 is now an easy shot.
Testing! The LNG set has been testing to New Smyrna Beach and back via 111 and 212 every other day. Today was no exception as the LNG set along with 3 other motors lead 111.
FEC 101 taking the siding around 402.