Trip wrap up – NJ and PA photos


Last week I was down in New Jersey again for work, and as has been my usual practice, the cameras and Lumedyne have come along for the ride.  Instead of doing a post for each time I went out to shoot, I’m just going to roll everything up into one post…easier that way.

February 16, 2010

With the President’s Day holiday on Monday, I didn’t head down to the Garden State on my usual Acela until Tuesday morning.  After work that evening, I decided to take advantage of what remaining light was left, and stop by Bound Brook station before checking into the hotel.  While there I was able to catch a couple eastbound NJT runs, along with one westbound CSX (pretty sure it was Q439).  With the light pretty much gone, I headed up the road to the hotel and checked in.  After sitting around for a bit I decided to head up to Morristown and shoot whatever was outside the Morristown & Erie shops.  But I did take the scenic route to Morristown – making a stop in Whippany at J&R Cigars to enjoy an El Rey del Mundo and a draught Boddington’s.  I’m glad I did that, because there was pretty much nothing at the M&E shops – making the cigar & beer worth the trip north.  Here’s Tuesday’s photos:

A New Jersey Tranist eastbound commuter run heads out of Bound Brook, NJ
A New Jersey Tranist eastbound commuter run heads out of Bound Brook, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 17:17:48
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (77/1)
ISO400
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A New Jersey Tranist eastbound commuter run heads out of Bound Brook, NJ

A New Jersey Tranist eastbound commuter run heads out of Bound Brook, NJ
A New Jersey Tranist eastbound commuter run heads out of Bound Brook, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 17:17:52
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO400
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A New Jersey Tranist eastbound commuter run heads out of Bound Brook, NJ

CSX train Q439 rolls through Bound Brook, NJ in the early evening hours
CSX train Q439 rolls through Bound Brook, NJ in the early evening hours
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 17:41:38
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (1570000/10000)
ISO1600
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CSX train Q439 rolls through Bound Brook, NJ in the early evening hours

Q439 rolls through Bound Brook as the afternoon light is fading
Q439 rolls through Bound Brook as the afternoon light is fading
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 17:41:42
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (9300000/100000)
ISO1600
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Q439 rolls through Bound Brook as the afternoon light is fading

Q439 heads for CP-BOUND BROOK
Q439 heads for CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 17:41:51
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (7700000/100000)
ISO1600
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Q439 heads for CP-BOUND BROOK

An eastbound NJ Transit heads out of the Bound Brook station
An eastbound NJ Transit heads out of the Bound Brook station
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 17:44:33
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (8200000/100000)
ISO1600
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An eastbound NJ Transit heads out of the Bound Brook station

Q439's markers head through Bound Brook, NJ with a crescent moon overhead
Q439's markers head through Bound Brook, NJ with a crescent moon overhead
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:02:16 17:44:58
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure Time 0.005 s (1/200)
Focal Length (mm)28.00 (2800000/100000)
ISO1600
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Q439's markers head through Bound Brook, NJ with a crescent moon overhead

A snow covered switcher at the Morristown & Erie shops in Morristown, NJ
A snow covered switcher at the Morristown & Erie shops in Morristown, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 21:38:52
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time 8.000 s (8/1)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO200
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A snow covered switcher at the Morristown & Erie shops in Morristown, NJ

Some of the equipment alongside the Morristown & Erie shops
Some of the equipment alongside the Morristown & Erie shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 21:40:57
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time10.000 s (10/1)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO200
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Some of the equipment alongside the Morristown & Erie shops

Not much at the Morristown & Erie shops on a cold February night
Not much at the Morristown & Erie shops on a cold February night
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:16 21:43:58
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time10.000 s (10/1)
Focal Length (mm)35.00 (35/1)
ISO200
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Not much at the Morristown & Erie shops on a cold February night


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February 17, 2010

Day Two in the Garden State was greeted by some sunshine.  So I took advantage of it and headed down to the Bound Brook NJ Transit station to see what action I could grab.  As it turned out, that was the right move – in addition to the usual NJT commuter runs, I was able to shoot an eastbound CSX work train, as well as a a pair of NS jobs – one east and the other westbound.  And within the westbound’s consist – an empty autorack job – was a Providence & Worcester rack.  Later in the evening I decided to head out to Macungie, PA and do a little night work on NS.  While out there, I bagged four NS jobs around the pavilion in town.  On the way home, I swung through Allentown to check out the yard ops, and also made a stop in Bethlehem, where I saw the PBNE dropping a cut of stacks off for NS, but wasn’t in position to shoot them.

An eastbound NJ Transit heads into the early morning sunlight after departing Bound Brook station
An eastbound NJ Transit heads into the early morning sunlight after departing Bound Brook station
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:07:02
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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An eastbound NJ Transit heads into the early morning sunlight after departing Bound Brook station

A CSX work extra slowly pulls east through CP-BOUND BROOK
A CSX work extra slowly pulls east through CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:14:09
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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A CSX work extra slowly pulls east through CP-BOUND BROOK

A CSX work extra pulls through CP-BOUND BROOK
A CSX work extra pulls through CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:15:21
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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A CSX work extra pulls through CP-BOUND BROOK

Norfolk Southern train 11J, a westbound empty autorack train, approaches Bound Brook, NJ
Norfolk Southern train 11J, a westbound empty autorack train, approaches Bound Brook, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:15:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO200
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Norfolk Southern train 11J, a westbound empty autorack train, approaches Bound Brook, NJ

NS train 11J approaches Bound Brook
NS train 11J approaches Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:15:32
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (82/1)
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NS train 11J approaches Bound Brook

NS train 11J meets a CSX work extra at CP-BOUND BROOK
NS train 11J meets a CSX work extra at CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:15:36
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO200
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NS train 11J meets a CSX work extra at CP-BOUND BROOK

An empty P&W autorack in 11Js train passes by the Bound Brook station
An empty P&W autorack in 11Js train passes by the Bound Brook station
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:15:33
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.008 s (1/125)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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An empty P&W autorack in 11Js train passes by the Bound Brook station

An empty P&W autorack in 11Js train passes by the Bound Brook station
An empty P&W autorack in 11Js train passes by the Bound Brook station
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:15:36
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.008 s (1/125)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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An empty P&W autorack in 11Js train passes by the Bound Brook station

Sunrise over bound Brook and NS train 11J
Sunrise over bound Brook and NS train 11J
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:21:29
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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Sunrise over bound Brook and NS train 11J

A Newark bound NJT express blasts through Bound Brook station
A Newark bound NJT express blasts through Bound Brook station
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:21:53
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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A Newark bound NJT express blasts through Bound Brook station

An eastbound NJ Transit express blows up some snow in Bound Brook, NJ
An eastbound NJ Transit express blows up some snow in Bound Brook, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:22:05
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO200
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An eastbound NJ Transit express blows up some snow in Bound Brook, NJ

The sun shines through an empty CP auto rack on NS train 11J
The sun shines through an empty CP auto rack on NS train 11J
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:23:56
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO200
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The sun shines through an empty CP auto rack on NS train 11J

A Newark bound NJT run pulls into Bound Brook station
A Newark bound NJT run pulls into Bound Brook station
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:26:29
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO200
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A Newark bound NJT run pulls into Bound Brook station

The tail end of 11J at Bound Brook
The tail end of 11J at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:28:37
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
ISO200
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The tail end of 11J at Bound Brook

NS train 20R passes 11Js markers on the west side of CP-BOUND BROOK
NS train 20R passes 11Js markers on the west side of CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:30:09
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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NS train 20R passes 11Js markers on the west side of CP-BOUND BROOK

NS train 20R pulls through CP-BOUND BROOK
NS train 20R pulls through CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:31:00
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO200
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NS train 20R pulls through CP-BOUND BROOK

NS train 20R passes by the Bound Brook NJT station
NS train 20R passes by the Bound Brook NJT station
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:29:42
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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NS train 20R passes by the Bound Brook NJT station

NS train 20R continues east through Bound Brook
NS train 20R continues east through Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:31:24
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO200
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NS train 20R continues east through Bound Brook

NS train 20R continues east through Bound Brook
NS train 20R continues east through Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 07:31:35
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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NS train 20R continues east through Bound Brook

An eastbound NS freight rolls past the Macungie pavilion (HDR blend with Lumedyne flash)
An eastbound NS freight rolls past the Macungie pavilion (HDR blend with Lumedyne flash)
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 19:46:31
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (1800000/100000)
ISO1600
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An eastbound NS freight rolls past the Macungie pavilion (HDR blend with Lumedyne flash)

A westbound NS freight heads past the park in Macungie, PA (HDR blend with Lumedyne flash)
A westbound NS freight heads past the park in Macungie, PA (HDR blend with Lumedyne flash)
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 20:06:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (1800000/100000)
ISO1600
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A westbound NS freight heads past the park in Macungie, PA (HDR blend with Lumedyne flash)

This sign caught my eye on my way back from Macungie.  This was in Emmaus, PA
This sign caught my eye on my way back from Macungie. This was in Emmaus, PA
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 20:57:55
Aperturef/2.8
Exposure Time 0.077 s (1/13)
Focal Length (mm)35.00 (35/1)
ISO1600
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This sign caught my eye on my way back from Macungie. This was in Emmaus, PA

Some NS power in Allentown yard
Some NS power in Allentown yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 21:20:32
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 4.000 s (4/1)
Focal Length (mm)148.00 (148/1)
ISO200
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Some NS power in Allentown yard

Some NS power in Allentown yard
Some NS power in Allentown yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:17 21:21:09
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 7.000 s (7/1)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO200
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Some NS power in Allentown yard


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February 18, 2010

Thursday the 18th started out as a cloudy morning, so I decided to sleep in a bit and not shoot in the AM.  Instead, on a whim, I headed up to Morristown again to check out the M&E.  At least there was something up there – a Maine Eastern FL9 was sitting outside the shops.  Being a NH fan, I had to shoot this old girl.  And while I was there shooting, I was paid a visit by Morristown’s finest.  Apparently someone called me in, so he had to investigate.  After a brief chat (“Oh, you’re a train guy?  You know so-and-so?  OK, have a safe night.”), we shook hands, and he went his way.

Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops
Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:18 21:12:07
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time11.000 s (11/1)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO200
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Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops

Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops
Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:18 21:17:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time11.000 s (11/1)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO200
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Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops

Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops
Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:18 21:18:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 8.000 s (8/1)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO200
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Maine Eastern FL9 #489 sits at the Morristown & Erie shops

Parts of an Alco rest on a flat car at the Morristown & Erie shops
Parts of an Alco rest on a flat car at the Morristown & Erie shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:02:18 21:22:03
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time15.000 s (15/1)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO200
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Parts of an Alco rest on a flat car at the Morristown & Erie shops


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And that was it for this trip.  Friday also started out with overcast skies, so I stayed in bed.  Later in the day, of course, was graced with glorious sunshine and blue skies.  Of course…  Well, at least I was able to get on an earlier train home and get in an hour before I was scheduled to.  Nice surprise for Jill & the kids.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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