OK, finally getting a chance to free up the logjam of pictures I’ve got here.  This one goes back to September 16th when I was able to get out and catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 along the Thames with Nick Palazini and Dave Blazejewski, who is down visiting his native Rhode Island from his now home of Alaska.  And to cap things off, I caught a sub returning on my way to the office.

So Dave was down from Alaska to visit for a while, and Nick had asked if I’d like to meet up with them at some point.  Always wanting to put faces with emails – Dave & I have corresponded over email before – I made sure I had a little time in my schedule to meet them and catch NR-2 in the process.  Oh, yeah, if you’re curious, click here to see some of Dave’s work on Railpictures.net.

So we decided to meet up at Mill Cove in Ledyard after they bagged NR-2 leaving Plainfield.  From there, we headed down to the bottom of Fairview Yard, then over to Groton tower.  After that, I had to head back to the office, while the guys headed out to catch NR-3 coming south.

That’s the short version.  Here’s the pictures from that morning.  Oh, yeah, and like usual, I made Dave & Nick part of a few of my shots…sorry guys, I had to…

Dave Blazejewski gets his shot of NR-2 along Mill Cove
Dave Blazejewski gets his shot of NR-2 along Mill Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:35:48
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO800
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Dave Blazejewski gets his shot of NR-2 along Mill Cove

Nick Palazini (L) and Dave Blazejewski (R) get their shots of NR-2 along Mill Cove
Nick Palazini (L) and Dave Blazejewski (R) get their shots of NR-2 along Mill Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 20D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:36:00
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Nick Palazini (L) and Dave Blazejewski (R) get their shots of NR-2 along Mill Cove

Dave Blazejewski gets a shot of NR-2s trailing power at Mill Cove
Dave Blazejewski gets a shot of NR-2s trailing power at Mill Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:36:16
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (77/1)
ISO800
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Dave Blazejewski gets a shot of NR-2s trailing power at Mill Cove

NR-2 rolls south through Fairview Yard in Groton
NR-2 rolls south through Fairview Yard in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:46:08
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 rolls south through Fairview Yard in Groton

Nick participating in Amtrak's unofficial "property beautification project"
Nick participating in Amtrak's unofficial "property beautification project"
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:51:52
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)100.00 (100/1)
ISO800
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Nick participating in Amtrak's unofficial "property beautification project"

Some MoW equipment rests in Groton near the wye
Some MoW equipment rests in Groton near the wye
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:53:09
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)148.00 (148/1)
ISO800
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Some MoW equipment rests in Groton near the wye

Some MoW equipment rests in Groton near the wye
Some MoW equipment rests in Groton near the wye
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:53:59
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO800
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Some MoW equipment rests in Groton near the wye

NR-2s trailing power passes behind the Groton tower
NR-2s trailing power passes behind the Groton tower
REF#:17-20090916-1320706060-_MG_6359.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:56:23
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (77/1)
ISO800
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NR-2s trailing power passes behind the Groton tower

NR-2s trailing power passes behind the Groton tower
NR-2s trailing power passes behind the Groton tower
REF#:18-20090916-620307816-_MG_5784.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 20D
Date Taken2009:09:16 08:56:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)24.00 (24/1)
ISO400
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NR-2s trailing power passes behind the Groton tower

A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 09:10:13
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO400
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A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river

A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river with the US Coast Guard's Eagle in the background
A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river with the US Coast Guard's Eagle in the background
REF#:22-20090916-1320706060-_MG_6380.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 09:11:09
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO400
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A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river with the US Coast Guard's Eagle in the background

A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
REF#:23-20090916-1320706060-_MG_6394.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 09:11:39
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO400
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A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river

A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
REF#:24-20090916-1320706060-_MG_6399.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 09:11:50
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO400
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A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river

A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
REF#:25-20090916-620307816-_MG_5796.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 20D
Date Taken2009:09:16 09:12:15
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)38.00 (38/1)
ISO400
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A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river

A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
REF#:27-20090916-1320706060-_MG_6416.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 09:12:36
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO400
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A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river

A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
REF#:28-20090916-1320706060-_MG_6430.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 09:12:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO400
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A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river

A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river
REF#:30-20090916-1320706060-_MG_6449.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:09:16 09:13:37
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO400
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A Los Angeles class fast attack sub heads north in the Thames river


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

2 thoughts on “A train, a sub and a guy from Alaska

  1. I’m not sure I make the best photo prop their Tom, but I appreciate the recognition. It definitely made me chuckle. It was a pleasure finally getting to meet you albeit way too briefly. If you ever decide you want to come up and photograph the ARR please look me up and I’l ensure you get the royal treatment!

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