Some 2003 & 2004 Slide Scans


Been a bit busy lately – I did manage to get out on Monday morning for a bit and catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2, but I haven’t gotten around to processing the images yet (pretty run-of-the-mill stuff, so nothing earth shattering).  In the meantime, here’s a trio of slide scans from a few years back.  I’ll probably get the P&W stuff up tomorrow at some point.  Stay tuned on that…

OK, the three slides I scanned this evening are from 2003 and 2004.  First up is a pair of Florida East Coast shots taken on February 4, 2004, which was my first time shooting the FEC.  Since it was my first time shooting them, and I’m used to slower railroads here in Connecticut (well, except for Amtrak), I really botched my first ever shot of an FEC job – train 335, a southbound unit rock train – while crossing the Hillsborough Canal on the Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach line.  I botched the shot simply because I didn’t anticipate the speed that these guys run at!  So I got a bit of motion blur on the power as it was crossing the canal, which was a pair of SD40s still in UP paint (similar to the two that are currently up here in New England on the NECR).  This one was shot on Fuji Provia 100F on February 4, 2004

FEC train 335 (unit rock train) heads south over the Hillsborough Canal on the Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach line
FEC train 335 (unit rock train) heads south over the Hillsborough Canal on the Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach line
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Taken withCanon EOS Elan 7
Date Taken2004:02:04 21:47:52
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Next up was a little better shot – this time train 202, powered by a trio of GP40s, was heading north through Deerfield Beach.  Actually, this shot was taken about 100 yards from where I took the last one.  I liked how the flag painted on the building to the right offsets the red & white stripes on the nose of the lead unit.  This was also on Fuji Provia 100F on February 4, 2004

FEC train 202 races north through Deerfield Beach, FL
FEC train 202 races north through Deerfield Beach, FL
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Taken withCanon EOS Elan 7
Date Taken2004:02:04 21:48:34
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And finally is a shot from a trip I took up to the Amtrak Rensselaer shops in Rensselaer, NY.  Here we have one of the rebuild Rohr Turboliner train sets sitting idle in the yard at the shops.  This was not long after they were rebuilt, and soon before they were taken out of service permanently.  Nice looking trains, for sure.  Of course the shot was taken with permission – this was on one of my trips up there with Bob LaMay (click here and here for a couple other more recent posts from Rensselaer).  Oh, yeah, and this was a Kodachrome 64 slide taken on March 8, 2003.

A rebuilt Amtrak Rohr Turboliner sits at the Amtrak Rensselaer shops
A rebuilt Amtrak Rohr Turboliner sits at the Amtrak Rensselaer shops
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Taken withCanon EOS Elan 7
Date Taken2003:03:08 21:50:02
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And that’s it for now…thanks for looking!
Tom

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