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Date: 11/10/12 05:24
Friday at Plant City & Mulberry, Florida
Author: gg1tim

Friday I drove over to Plant City, FL and arrived about 0900 and the first train I got was the 0711 with GP-60 #6898 with caboose headed back to Lakeland.

Short time later I got the 0800 with SD40-2 #8000 in the lead headed back to Winston Yard. Seems I always get on the wrong side of the sun whenever I go to Plant City.

Again I was surprised by the returning 0709 with GP39-2 #4310 as I was again facing the sun for the photo.








Date: 11/10/12 05:31
Re: Friday at Plant City & Mulberry, Florida
Author: gg1tim

Drove over to the cemetary just north of Plant City to see if any south bound trains were in the picture. Once again I found myself facing the sun as the Q652 came by led by C40-8W #7719. By this time I decided to drive over to Mulberry as I could work the sun angles better.

After I drove over to Mulberry I headed straight to Ridgewood where a short time later I got the 0810 led by SD40-2 #8096 headed for Fort Meade.

Going away view of the 0810 trailed by SD40-2 #8013.








Date: 11/10/12 05:34
Re: Friday at Plant City & Mulberry, Florida
Author: gg1tim

A short time later the 0842 came by led by SD70M #4698 headed into the Ridgewood facility.

Trailing unit on the 0842 was SD70M #4675.


A little over an hour later the 0831 with SD40-2 #8410 came by headed into the Ridgewood facility.








Date: 11/10/12 05:37
Re: Friday at Plant City & Mulberry, Florida
Author: gg1tim

Trailing unit on the 0831 was SD40-2 #8016.

After about 20 minutes the 0842 left Ridgewood led by SD70M #4675.

Another view of the 0842 as it passed by me on its way back to Rockport.








Date: 11/10/12 05:41
Re: Friday at Plant City & Mulberry, Florida
Author: gg1tim

After the 0842 passed by I headed home back to Palmetto. On the way driving on CR 37 I saw a train headed to the Four Corners Mine since the road was blocked by the train. After it passes I drove into the mine area where there is a pull off on the road and waited for about 5 minutes for the train to appear. Here it is just coming out of the shadows led by GP-38 #3801.

Another view of the Mosaic shutle which runs from Agrock to Four Corners Mine. This was a totally unexpected treat and ended my day on a high note!!!!






Date: 11/10/12 07:08
Re: Friday at Plant City & Mulberry, Florida
Author: 3rdswitch

Never heard of it, nice catch on the Mosaic.
JB



Date: 11/10/12 09:27
Re: Friday at Plant City & Mulberry, Florida
Author: rbx551985

Watch for the 59-car RBBB Red Unit Circus Train through Plant City, Fla. "some time" this coming Wednesday, on their way back to Florida after a 2-year tour with the show's 141st Edition. Other "RBBB RED...." posts on TO.COM will undoubtedly be following their 3-day "Home-Run" from Michigan, starting Monday.



Date: 11/10/12 16:48
Re: Friday at Plant City & Mulberry, Florida
Author: ns1000

GREAT set of pics!!!!! Thanks for sharing.



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