NJ Day 3 – New Hope & Ivyland in the dark 4


Wednesday was a day of showers and heavy overcast.  So instead of shooting in daylight – and with the continuing trackwork on the Lehigh Line, there was the potential of no trains – I decided to take it easy, and have a leisurely dinner before heading out to shoot.  My aim was to shoot the New Hope & Ivyland under cover of darkness in New Hope, PA.  Well that did happen – but I had to cut things short.  The skies opened up during my little shoot.

I got down to New Hope a little earlier than I hand planned – as in the sun was still up.  So I headed to the Triumph Brewery near the yard for a couple IPAs while I waited for the sun to sink in the west.

After downing a couple nice IPAs, it was dark enough to go out and shoot.  So I moved the car, and got my gear together.  It was still overcast, but no sign of rain, so I guess I was good.  I started with the C30-7, moved to the steamer which is now in front of the engine house, then I headed down to the station to get the GP30 sitting next to the New Hope station with the passenger equipment.  Well, just as I finished up my first shot, raindrops started falling.  OK, maybe I could squeeze one more in.  So I set things up and opened the shutter.  Just then, the skies opened up into a pretty good downpour!  I finished up the shot anyways – despite not only my camera being out in the rain, but also the 480V charged capacitors hanging on my shoulder.  After that shot, I sought the cover of the station overhang, put what I could under my jacket, and walked back to the car in the pouring rain and headed back to the hotel.  I was going to swing by the Black River & Western in Ringoes, NJ on the way back, but the rain was coming down in buckets by then.  The only time I’d leave the car was to head into the hotel…

Anyways, here’s the photos from the short time I was shooting with the Lumedyne.

New Hope & Ivyland's C30-7 sits quetly under cloudy skies, as the 4-8-4 sits in front of the shops
New Hope & Ivyland's C30-7 sits quetly under cloudy skies, as the 4-8-4 sits in front of the shops
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Lumedyne Flash Lighting
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New Hope & Ivyland's C30-7 sits quetly under cloudy skies, as the 4-8-4 sits in front of the shops

New Hope & Ivyland's steam engine in front of the engine house
New Hope & Ivyland's steam engine in front of the engine house
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Lumedyne Flash Lighting
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New Hope & Ivyland's steam engine in front of the engine house

New Hope & Ivyland's steam engine in front of the engine house
New Hope & Ivyland's steam engine in front of the engine house
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Lumedyne Flash Lighting
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New Hope & Ivyland's steam engine in front of the engine house

The New Hope & Ivyland's GP30 sits at the New Hope, PA station as the rain begins to fall
The New Hope & Ivyland's GP30 sits at the New Hope, PA station as the rain begins to fall
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Taken with - Canon EOS 40D Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Lumedyne Flash Lighting
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The New Hope & Ivyland's GP30 sits at the New Hope, PA station as the rain begins to fall


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Tom


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4 thoughts on “NJ Day 3 – New Hope & Ivyland in the dark

  • Marty Kullen

    Hi Tom,

    Nice work.

    What happend to the NH&I steam? Not the ex-Mexican 4-8-4, but #40.

    I went to Phillipsburg when I went to the NH&I last year. Chased the NYS&W #142. Didn’t realize that there were two other groups in town.

    Marty

    • Tom Nanos Post author

      Thanks Marty!

      I think #40 was in the engine house. When I first got there, the doors were open and someone was working there. In the left hand bay was a steamer – looked like #40 – and in the right was a coach that looked like it was undergoing restoration (no windows, looked like primer paint, etc.)

  • Marty Kullen

    Tom,

    Thanks.

    I hope they still run #40, saw NO mention of in their schedule. ALTHOUGH – the GP-30 sure looks nice.

    Marty

  • Marty Kullen

    I hope they are still running #40, saw NO mention of it in their schedule. ALTHOUGH – the GP-30 sure looks nice.

    When I leave out as many words as I did in the first comment – it is time to go to bed.

    Marty