Connects with GS&F, SCL and SOUTHERN. 571.3 Miles from Jacksonville, FL to Miami, FL.


06/08/01 Actually four of the engines were purchased by the United States Sugar Corporation in Clewiston, Florida and that is the main reason three of them are with us today. 153, 113, 148 and (I believe) 98 were used in the various operations around Lake Okeechobee and lasted into the diesel era as backup engines. The latter locomotive was turned over in an accident and cut up. #153 and #113 are at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in South Florida and 148 was "sold north". #750 is via the Savannah & Atlanta and one other, a Georgia Northern engine is in a park somewhere in the Pidcock Empire area in Southwest Georgia.. The FEC used these locomotives on the old lake branch from New Smyrna Beach to Okeechobee, Canal Point and Lake Harbor which required them to switch the several lumber operations along the branch. All were oil fired and US Sugar had them set up for one man operation with a lever to the engineers side to control the oil firing valve. Since it was mostly switching at the mill it did work out. 148 was run at the Sunshine Region, NMRA conventions in 1963 and 1966 so some film footage of working the mill should still be around. 153 and 113 were run in the Gold Coast's museum operation at Ft. Lauderdale and South Dade County. All are out of service now. I've often dreamed of winning the Power Ball Lottery and having all five together and under steam. (I get to run 113, again). Robert L. Harris


>I have a question about the color schemes applied to 40' boxcars by the FEC >that were painted with the "Speedway to Americas Playground" logo. In my >collection (N scale) I have blue cars with yellow lettering (the M-T PS1 >with road number 21035), blue with white lettering (Atlas w r/n 21019), and >a recently acquired decal set which says that the 21001 to 21061 series were >painted in BCR.... Also, does anyone know if this car series are PS1 or >AAR >cars. Josť Cabanillas I have no information on paint/lettering applied by the FEC to PS-1s. In fact, I don't even know for sure that the FEC owned any PS-1s. However, there is photographic evidence that the 21001-21050 series cars were mineral red with white stenciling when delivered and stayed that way at least into the 1950s. These cars were 1937 spec. AAR standard steel box cars with 9'11" interior height, 5-4 Dreadnaught ends with W-section cxorner posts, and prewar-style Youngstown corrugated steel doors. There's a builder's photo on p. 99 of Ed Kaminski's recent book on the Magor Car Corporation. The FEC also received an additional fifty cars from Magor which were of the same design but were equipped with steam and signal lines and long-wheelbase drop-equalized express car trucks for passenger service. They were numbered 601-650 and were painted olive green with (apparently) white lettering, and there are photos both in Ed's Magor book (p. 95) and in the 1946 Car Builders' Cyclopedia (p.133). Richard H. Hendrickson

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All color mixes are based on PollyScale Acrylics paint numbers.
All bottle sizes are 1 fluid ounce size.
Capful refers to the cap on the bottle.
HK=Herald King decals for reference only these are no longer available.
MS=Microscale Decals
C=Custom made on Alps Printer

FLORIDA EAST COAST Red & Yellow Red-Caboose red # 414128 Yellow-Reefer yellow #414122 add 1 ounce reefer orange #414119 decals-MS #87-142(early hoods)MS #87-767 (E & F units) FLORIDA EAST COAST Blue Blue-SF blue #414150 add 1/4 cap reefer white 414113 decals-MS #87-556(early) & MS #87-140(late)

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