Oct 21st – Acela and NR-2 on the Shore Line


One more from the backlog before I have to head to work.  Here’s some stuff from the 21st – short version is this, an Acela and Providence & Worcester train NR-2 along a short length of the Amtrak Shore Line.

Back on the 21st of October, I was able to head out for a bit, but it was a bit later than usual.  By the time I got on the road, NR-2 had reported that they were south of MP5, so that limited my options for catching them to the Thames River bridge area.  So I set my sights on that section of track.

As I was getting closer, an Acela was rolling through New London station heading eastbound.  So I figured I’d try a shot at the Groton tower now that it’s slated for demolition.  After getting the Acela at the tower, NR-2 rolled into the picture, and I got shots of the freight crossing the river, and rolling through New London and over Shaw’s Cove.

The trailing power car of an eastbound Amtrak Acela passes the former New Haven Railroad tower in Groton
The trailing power car of an eastbound Amtrak Acela passes the former New Haven Railroad tower in Groton
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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The trailing power car of an eastbound Amtrak Acela passes the former New Haven Railroad tower in Groton

NR-2 rolls onto the Thames River drawbridge in Groton, CT
NR-2 rolls onto the Thames River drawbridge in Groton, CT
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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 Thames River drawbridge in Groton, CT

NR-2 is dwarfed by a pair of ferries in New London
NR-2 is dwarfed by a pair of ferries 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 is dwarfed by a pair of ferries in New London

NR-2 stretches out over the Shaw's Cove swing bridge
NR-2 stretches out over the Shaw's Cove swing bridge
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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 stretches out over the Shaw's Cove swing bridge

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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