Hello, again! I left you a response to your post on the "Hot Spots" section.
Just to summarize my response in "Hot Spots". Not much is happening, railroad wise, in Sarasota. Service has just about degenerated to a "demand - response" operation, based on customers' needs, as compared to regular scheduled train service.
Seminole Gulf normally keeps 1 - 2 torpedo-boat Geeps at their operations base in Oneco, located on the southeast side of Bradenton (about 10 miles north of Sarasota). Oneco is the interchange point between the Seminole Gulf and CSX.
Bradenton is the southern terminal of CSX's Tropicana "Juice Trains" that operate on high priority schedules on the CSX. These trains also rate the newest and fastest locomotive power, so Bradenton and north are good places to see the new GM-EMD SD70 MAC and ACe power!
The east side of the Tampa area is also a great place for railfanning, as the frequency of trains is quite high, especially on the former SAL line.
So, that's the bad news and the good news!