Back in April a business trip took me to Florida, and since I'd never railfanned the Sunshine State I tacked on a couple vacation days and met a friend for a 4 day epic 1000 mile tour of the state... (more)
CSXT 5364 and 5217 lead the Southbound empty Juice Train across the Manatee River and into Bradenton. O854 is the symbol of the Juice train between Yeoman Yard (Tampa) and Bradenton and back. O854... (more)
CSX local O854, the first leg of the Tropicana "Juice train", passes Yeoman yard with the Tampa skyline in the background- and the Outback Steakhouse blimp overhead.
A train for Bradenton crosses the Alafia River draw with a remote equiped unit leading. Note the added nose access door for the remote equipment.
Northbound loaded juice with ex-D&H power. Fuji Provia 100, Minolta X700, Rokkor 200mm f4
The Tropicana Juice train makes its run between the Tropicana plant in Bradenton and Yeoman yard in Tampa as a local, hence the O854 designation. At Yeoman, a through freight crew will board and t... (more)
As soon as those two 2500-series GP38-2s get the train together, ex-D&H GP39-2s 4311 and 4313 will depart with the northbound juice. Fuji Provia 100, Minolta X700, Rokkor 35-70mm f3.5