CSX Locals in Central Florida - 3.16 / 3.17

Give us a run down of what you saw, post pictures if you'd like...any info is welcome.
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CSX Locals in Central Florida - 3.16 / 3.17

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Tuesday 3/16

O823 crosses the Manatee River Bridge in Bradenton with cars for the Tropicana Plant.

ImageCSX O823 - Manatee River Bridge - Bradenton, FL by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCSX O823 - Manatee River Bridge - Bradenton, FL by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Switching Tropicana

ImageCSX O823 switching Tropicana by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCSX O823 switching Tropicana by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Returning to Tampa

ImageCSX O823 - Manatee River Bridge - Bradenton, FL by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCSX O823 - Manatee River Bridge - Bradenton, FL by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageTropicana Reefers by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Wednesday 3/17

CSX Local switching Evergreen Packaging in Plant City, then continuing west.

ImageCSX 2321 switching Evergreen Packaging - Plant City, FL by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCSX 2321 switching Evergreen Packaging - Plant City, FL by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCSX 2321 - Plant City, FL by tcamp7837, on Flickr

CSX Local working in Lakeland.

ImageCSX 6509 working in Lakeland, FL by tcamp7837, on Flickr

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Re: CSX Locals in Central Florida - 3.16 / 3.17

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Nice report CRD. I enjoy your local switching pictures. You must have some patience waiting for the right opportunities to get pictures.
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Re: CSX Locals in Central Florida - 3.16 / 3.17

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It's a good variety on CSX and Amtrak in that part of Florida. I've been down a few times to visit my parents.

Plant City has the railroad museum and viewing platform to visit. They also had a classic car show at the depot once a month, well back in 2019 anyway.

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AARR wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:01 pm
Nice report CRD. I enjoy your local switching pictures. You must have some patience waiting for the right opportunities to get pictures.
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Re: CSX Locals in Central Florida - 3.16 / 3.17

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Well darn CRD, I was in Florida all of March. Would have been fun to meet up with you again. I was in Kissimmee near Disney. I didn't get to see much rail as my wife did all the driving and doesn't like to stop. I did see the Auto Train in Sanford. FUN!
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CSX might not have much going to Bradenton due to the problems near Port Manatee.

US-41 has been closed and the railroad tracks are very close to the roadway.

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