Foggy morning on the Seaview 5


Last week I got word from Nick Palazini that the Seaview Railroad in Rhode Island had received 30 loaded autoracks for the unloading facility in Davisville, RI.  As things worked out, I was able to join him for a few hours on Thursday morning to photograph the large move.  Despite the foggy/drizzly weather, I think we did rather well.

Like you’ve already read above, the short story is that the Seaview Railroad brought 30 loaded autoracks to the NORAD facility in Davisville, RI, where they’re unloaded and put on ships for transport to other countries.  As things worked out, we were able to photograph the Seaview crew shove 20 of the 30 cars into the NORAD facility before I had to get back to work.  And I think the foggy/drizzly weather aided the shots – not only for the mood, but also most of the shots were done facing in an easterly direction.  If it was a sunny day, quite a few of the shots would have been at the very best difficult to take.  So last Thursday, the clouds were actually a blessing.

OK, enough talk – here’s 38 shots from Thursday morning’s antics.

Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point

Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
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Taken with - Canon EOS 20D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point

Seaview conductor Jeff Rost waves out the window
Seaview conductor Jeff Rost waves out the window
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview conductor Jeff Rost waves out the window

Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point

Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point

Nick Palazini gets his shot of the passing Seaview job
Nick Palazini gets his shot of the passing Seaview job
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Taken with - Canon EOS 20D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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Nick Palazini gets his shot of the passing Seaview job

Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point
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Taken with - Canon EOS 20D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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Seaview RR pulls 30 loaded autoracks out of their yard, heading towards the unloading area at Quonset Point

Closeup of the long hood on the Seaview geep
Closeup of the long hood on the Seaview geep
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Closeup of the long hood on the Seaview geep

Nick watches the train pass by
Nick watches the train pass by
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Taken with - Canon EOS 20D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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Nick watches the train pass by

Seaview pulling towards NORAD at Quonset Point, RI
Seaview pulling towards NORAD at Quonset Point, RI
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview pulling towards NORAD at Quonset Point, RI

Running around a cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove them into the unloading facility
Running around a cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove them into the unloading facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Running around a cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove them into the unloading facility

Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility
Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility

Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility
Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility

Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility
Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the shove into the unloading facility

Passing by the already unloaded Audis and Volkswagens
Passing by the already unloaded Audis and Volkswagens
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Passing by the already unloaded Audis and Volkswagens

Passing by the already unloaded Audis and Volkswagens
Passing by the already unloaded Audis and Volkswagens
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Passing by the already unloaded Audis and Volkswagens

Seaview shoving into the unloading facility
Seaview shoving into the unloading facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview shoving into the unloading facility

Seaview shoving into the unloading facility
Seaview shoving into the unloading facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 20D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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Seaview shoving into the unloading facility

Dropping the first cut of 10 cars inside the unloading facility
Dropping the first cut of 10 cars inside the unloading facility
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Dropping the first cut of 10 cars inside the unloading facility

Heading back for the next cut of 10 cars
Heading back for the next cut of 10 cars
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Heading back for the next cut of 10 cars

Seaview conductor Jeff rides the front of the locomotive
Seaview conductor Jeff rides the front of the locomotive
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Seaview conductor Jeff rides the front of the locomotive

Seaview conductor Jeff Rost brings the locomotive in for a hitch on the next cut of cars
Seaview conductor Jeff Rost brings the locomotive in for a hitch on the next cut of cars
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Seaview conductor Jeff Rost brings the locomotive in for a hitch on the next cut of cars

Shoving back to retrieve more cars left across a grade crossing
Shoving back to retrieve more cars left across a grade crossing
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Shoving back to retrieve more cars left across a grade crossing

Pulling the cut of cars over the crossing
Pulling the cut of cars over the crossing
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Pulling the cut of cars over the crossing

Pulling the cut of cars past a bad ordered autorack
Pulling the cut of cars past a bad ordered autorack
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Pulling the cut of cars past a bad ordered autorack

Pulling the next cut of 10 cars clear of the runaround switch
Pulling the next cut of 10 cars clear of the runaround switch
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Pulling the next cut of 10 cars clear of the runaround switch

Running around the next cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove into the facility
Running around the next cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove into the facility
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Running around the next cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove into the facility

Running around the next cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove into the facility
Running around the next cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove into the facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 20D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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Running around the next cut of 10 cars, preparing to shove into the facility

Detail of the nose of Seaview 1855
Detail of the nose of Seaview 1855
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Detail of the nose of Seaview 1855

Shoving the next cut of 10 cars into the unloading facility
Shoving the next cut of 10 cars into the unloading facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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Shoving the next cut of 10 cars into the unloading facility

Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the next cut of cars into the unloading facility
Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the next cut of cars into the unloading facility
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Taken with - Canon EOS 20D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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Seaview conductor Jeff Rost rides the next cut of cars into the unloading facility

The power crosses the road
The power crosses the road
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The power crosses the road

Seaview rolling past the NORAD building with the loaded autoracks
Seaview rolling past the NORAD building with the loaded autoracks
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Taken with - Canon EOS 20D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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Seaview rolling past the NORAD building with the loaded autoracks

Seaview rolling past the NORAD building with the loaded autoracks
Seaview rolling past the NORAD building with the loaded autoracks
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Seaview rolling past the NORAD building with the loaded autoracks

Shoving into the unloading facility
Shoving into the unloading facility
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Shoving into the unloading facility

Shoving into the unloading facility
Shoving into the unloading facility
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Shoving into the unloading facility

Nick gettting his shot of the shove
Nick gettting his shot of the shove
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Nick gettting his shot of the shove

20 cars now positioned inside of the unloading facility at Quonset Point, RI
20 cars now positioned inside of the unloading facility at Quonset Point, RI
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20 cars now positioned inside of the unloading facility at Quonset Point, RI


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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5 thoughts on “Foggy morning on the Seaview

  • Joe McDonough

    Tom:

    Interesting shots. I don’t quite understand the outgoing shipments! Normally, from what I understand, the vehicles come in to Davisville by ship and are then transhipped out via autorack and truck? I live about 10 minutes from this area.
    If you and Nick ever get to this area again, please let me know. Sked permitting, I’d like to meet you.

    Joe McDonough

    • Tom Nanos Post author

      Joe-

      From what I understand (and I should be getting a much better understanding from the port soon – stay tuned for that), these cars are unloaded off of racks, loaded onto ships, and head overseas. Not sure where they go, but they’re definitely loads heading into Davisville. The P&W picked up 5 more loads from the NECR in Willimantic yesterday (Tuesday) bound for Davisville (they were VWs if I’m not mistaken).

      I’ll drop you a line next time I’m in the area – would like to meet you as well.

      Thanks
      Tom

  • Joe McDonough

    Tom:

    Thanks for the prompt response. If and when you get additional info regarding ops at Davisville or when
    you may be in my area, could you please let me know
    at joefmdc@hotmail.com vice thru your blog. Imagine
    your source of info regarding Seaview is Jeff Rost.
    I have communicated with him via email as well. He
    has always been more than willing to provide info
    as well

    Thanks:
    Joe McDonough