P&W NR2 and a Virginia class submarine


Continuing on the catching up tasks – here’s some stuff from October 17th.  I managed to catch not only Providence & Worcester train NR-2, but also a Virginia class fast attack submarine heading out to sea.

Well, things didn’t work out on this Friday the way I was thinking, but they still ended up working out.  On my way north to try and catch NR-2 somewhere in Ledyard, I heard them call the Worcester dispatcher that they were in Fairview yard.  I pulled into the parking spot at the south end of Fairview to catch NR-2 disappearing around the curve, heading for the signal at the Groton wye.  Just then, something caught my eye – a US Coast Guard cutter in the Thames, heading south.  Hmmm, was there a sub around?

A moment later, I got my confirmation – a Virginia class fast attack sub was heading south in the Thames (my guess is it’s the USS New Hampshire, but I can’t be sure).  That meant the Thames River drawbridge was up, and NR-2 would be sitting tight at the signal for a bit.  So I headed south to catch the sub coming through the bridge, then hopefully NR-2 crossing the drawbridge.

Well, I was able to do just that – shoot the sub from the drawbridge to Fort Trumbull, and head back and catch NR-2 crossing the river and heading through New London on their way west.  Also in the mix was the NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson, a smaller NOAA boat, the USCG Barque Eagle and a US Army Blackhawk helicopter.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolls through the south end of Fairview yard
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolls through the south end of Fairview yard
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolls through the south end of Fairview yard

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, passing through the Thames River drawbridge
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, passing through the Thames River drawbridge
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, passing through the Thames River drawbridge

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames under the rising moon
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames under the rising moon
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames under the rising moon

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames with the USCG Barque Eagle in the background
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames with the USCG Barque Eagle in the background
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames with the USCG Barque Eagle in the background

A couple watches a Virgina class fast attack submarine head south in the Thames
A couple watches a Virgina class fast attack submarine head south in the Thames
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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A couple watches a Virgina class fast attack submarine head south in the Thames

A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads south as an escort to the sub, with the USCG Eagle in the background
A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads south as an escort to the sub, with the USCG Eagle in the background
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A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads south as an escort to the sub, with the USCG Eagle in the background

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub
A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub
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A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub
A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub
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A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub

A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub, passing by the USCG Eagle
A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub, passing by the USCG Eagle
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A USCG rigid hull inflatable escorts the sub, passing by the USCG Eagle

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, with the NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson in the background
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, with the NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson in the background
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, with the NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson in the background

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, as a US Army Blackhawk passes overhead
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, as a US Army Blackhawk passes overhead
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames, as a US Army Blackhawk passes overhead

A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames
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A Virgina class fast attack submarine heads south in the Thames

A NOAA boat does some sounding work in the Thames River
A NOAA boat does some sounding work in the Thames River
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A NOAA boat does some sounding work in the Thames River

NR-2 rolls onto the Thames River drawbridge
NR-2 rolls onto the Thames River drawbridge
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NR-2 rolls onto the Thames River drawbridge

NR-2 rolls onto the Thames River drawbridge
NR-2 rolls onto the Thames River drawbridge
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NR-2 rolls onto the Thames River drawbridge

NR-2 rolls off of the Thames River drawbridge, as the NOAA boat heads north
NR-2 rolls off of the Thames River drawbridge, as the NOAA boat heads north
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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NR-2 rolls off of the Thames River drawbridge, as the NOAA boat heads north

NR-2 rolls onto the Shaw's Cove swing bridge in New London
NR-2 rolls onto the Shaw's Cove swing bridge in New London
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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NR-2 rolls onto the Shaw's Cove swing bridge in New London

NR-2 rolls off of the Shaw's Cove swing bridge in New London
NR-2 rolls off of the Shaw's Cove swing bridge in New London
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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NR-2 rolls off of the Shaw's Cove swing bridge in New London


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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