Old 12-31-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Your Best of 2013

I am surprised this has not started yet.... unless it's hiding someplace I failed to see....

So Ladies and Gents what are your top 10 shots (or at least your best or fav shots) from 2013??

I will start with mine based on views....

Number ten, A special passenger run to the Port of Miami as the FEC restores service to the port. As you will see a few of my top view photos were of this train...
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Number nine, Three Champions on FEC 101 is a rare thing, that and the sky helps make this popular shot I think
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Number eight, Sunrail's first trip into Downtown Orlando... Sunrail is the first Communter Rail system in Orlando and will start regular operation in 2014.
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Number seven, New Champion paint scheme on the FEC brought some attention when two turned up on 226 one morning split by a blue motor.
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Number six, a special move on the Port of Miami spur provided some good photo ops on a rarely used branch, which now sees the occasional movement and more on the way as the FEC re activates the Port of Miami spur.
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Number five, the return of the Champion scheme on the FEC has been a hit for fans and when the first triple set of them ran it was "the train" to catch on the FEC for 2013. I was lucky that weather worked out as well as a late 101 to allow the sun to swing enough for a good shot of this consist.
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Number four, Another shot of the Port of Miami special with the bay in the background.
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Number three, On tour of the Kennedy Space Center we got to check out the NASA railroad. Exceptionally rare to visit and see.
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Number two is this gem I found at the Cape Canaveral Airforce Station whilst on tour with the Florida East Coast Railway Society. What's cool is that that when these were in operation two locomotives would be parallel to each other with an MU hook up in between them so the could lug out the Titan rockets. You can see this yourself if you take the Canaveral history tour. One note, I dream of Jeanie was also filled here.
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My Number One shot is (surprisingly to me) is the first Sunrail train into Orlando
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I hope everyone enjoys... Happy New Year everyone and I look forward to your best of 2013 and your shots in 2014.

BP

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Old 12-31-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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Hiding? It was literally started less than 20 minutes ago. Don't know how you missed that.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:50 PM   #3
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Hiding? It was literally started less than 20 minutes ago. Don't know how you missed that.
Ha! I JUST saw that...I started putting mine together 30 minutes ago the other one must have popped up while I was working on mine... pretty wild. I am going to move mine to the other thread and ask this to be deleted.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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Can an a Mod please delete this thread? Thanks!
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Let's play a game. Post a pic of something more likely to happen before a mod deletes Bob's thread:



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