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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Railfanning Florida - 2
Hi, Our fourth day began in Stuart so I could get another shot I had wanted after seeing it on line.
This view of #109 is from the new U.S. 1 highway bridge over the St. Lucie River.
As there would be no more FEC mainline trains until late afternoon we headed to West Palm to begin our photography of Tri Rail (above and two below). They have some new Brookville Locomotive Works locomotives and
new cab cars.
We then moved to Mangonia Park (above and two below), the end of the line.
In the late afternoon we returned to Stuart for #202 and
We spent the night in Stuart. As we were leaving the motel the next morning we heard a train blowing for a grade crossing so we went to look for it and found local #920.
We moved south to Ft. Lauderdale in hopes of getting out from under the cloud cover (above and below). We were successful.
Then we drove into downtown to scope out a location at which Jim wanted to shoot #109 (above and two below).
Another location high on our list was in Miami where we caught the Port Job bringing containers to the Port of Miami (above and two below).
The rest of the day was spent photographing Tri Rail, first at Ft. Lauderdale Airport - Dania Beach (above and five below) and
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I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
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