Background image
The world of trains according to David Graham

Railfan information

Index by location

Index by date

Other indices

Recent outings

Today's random implausible lashup: GCFX 6051-CN 5774-CP 8744-CN 5452-CN 5693-VIA 6407-NECR 2674-CN 2435-CP 9595

Site news

Top photos from January 8th, 2020

Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8106.jpg 2 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8105.jpg 2 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9163.jpg 2 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9162.jpg 2

January 8th, 2020

Traveling from Orlando to Miami, we stopped at Port Salerno to see the spot where I started watching trains (unsuccessfully) up close as a kid. This time, we did catch one northbound.

Stuart, Florida

Stuart is in Martin County on the FEC and home to a peculiar roundabout with the railway through the middle and the Stuart drawbridge on the railway, both of which I have not yet photographed but have seen.

video
Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8102.avi
We couldn't find an angle to see the draw bridge on time and settled for a crossing just south of it in Stuart for what turned out to be a light power move.

Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8102.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8103.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8104.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8105.jpg 2 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8106.jpg 2 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8107.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8108.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8109.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8110.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8111.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8112.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8113.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8114.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8115.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8116.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8117.jpg 1 Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8200.jpg Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8203.jpg Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8206.jpg Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8209.jpg Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8212.jpg Stuart-FL_08.01.20_8215.jpg

Port Salerno, Florida

Port Salerno is a smaller community in Martin County and is where it all began for me. As a kid, my grandparents had a condo at Emerald Lakes on SE Cove Road where they wintered. Every Christmas, we would drive down as a family to visit them, and whenever I could I would take the bike down to the crossing and wait, hoping for a train on the FEC tracks. In all my Christmas holidays of doing that, I never once saw a train there, though did once chat with a track foreman who got off to inspect why his truck had triggered the crossing gates. All night long I would hear trains pass and so the next day I would try again...

Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9118.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9119.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9120.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9121.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9122.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9123.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9124.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9130.jpg 1

video
Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9131.avi
A Florida East Coast manifest freight crosses Cove Rd northbound in Port Salerno, Florida.

video
Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9131.mpg
A Florida East Coast manifest freight crosses Cove Rd northbound in Port Salerno, Florida - my daughter's video.

Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9131.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9132.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9133.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9134.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9135.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9136.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9137.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9138.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9139.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9140.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9141.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9142.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9143.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9144.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9145.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9146.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9147.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9148.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9149.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9150.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9151.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9152.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9153.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9154.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9155.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9156.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9157.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9158.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9159.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9160.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9161.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9162.jpg 2 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9163.jpg 2 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9164.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9165.jpg 1 Port_Salerno-FL_08.01.20_9166.jpg 1