WOW! Those must be some locomotives
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, November 21 st, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) completed the inaugural run of its first two new GE ES44C4 locomotives. Locomotives FEC 803 and FEC 804 provided state-of-the-art Tier 3 locomotive power to FECR Train 101; the company’s most expedited through-freight train, transporting automotive, carload and intermodal freight from Jacksonville to Miami.
FECR team members worked to prepare the locomotives for the first run, ensuring smooth operations for the historic inaugural trip. According to David Kobryn, FECR Locomotive Superintendent, “Within days of these units arriving in Jacksonville, our Mechanical Team had completed standard service procedures, equipped the units with WiTonix, and they were ready for service.”
The new locomotives also got positive reviews from the FECR operations team.”The new locomotives are quiet and comfortable in the cab. Overall I was impressed by the way they handled,” said Donald Wolff, FECR Locomotive Engineer.
Mark Baker, FECR Conductor, similarly said…
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