Wednesday Morning Clouds and Afternoon Sun


Busy evening last night and busy day today, so this is a little catch up from yesterday’s shooting.  I was able to catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 under some different weather conditions.  And throw into the mix Amtrak train 171 at the start of things.  Oh, yeah, and like Mark Twain once said – don’t like the weather in New England, wait a few minutes.  Yesterday was the epitome of that…

We’ll keep things short today (it is getting late, after all).  Yesterday morning I had a bit of time to head out and shoot P&W NR2 at Fairview Yard in Groton, and again along the Niantic Bay Boardwalk.  As bonus #1, I also caught Amtrak 171 at Niantic.  And bonus #2 was that they dropped two loaded lumber cars at Ring’s End Lumber in Niantic, so I shot that as well.  Then in the afternoon as I was heading out of the office, NR2 was coming through New London, so I was able to bag them along Mill Cove and Red Top in Ledyard, getting the ever-changing northbound trip back to Plainfield under nice and sunny skies – a stark contrast to the fairly heavy overcast earlier in the day.

And without further adieu, here’s the photos.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 in the distance under cloudy skies in Groton, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 in the distance under cloudy skies in Groton, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:16:16
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 in the distance under cloudy skies in Groton, CT

NR-2 comes into view in Fairview yard in Groton
NR-2 comes into view in Fairview yard in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:17:03
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 comes into view in Fairview yard in Groton

NR-2 continues south under cloudy skies
NR-2 continues south under cloudy skies
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:17:05
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 continues south under cloudy skies

A Virginia Zeke chalk drawing
A Virginia Zeke chalk drawing
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:17:25
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO800
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A Virginia Zeke chalk drawing

Construction and Lumber - NR2 continues south as a new house is built on Military Highway
Construction and Lumber - NR2 continues south as a new house is built on Military Highway
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:17:41
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Construction and Lumber - NR2 continues south as a new house is built on Military Highway

Amtrak train 171 heads for the Niantic River drawbridge in Waterford, CT
Amtrak train 171 heads for the Niantic River drawbridge in Waterford, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:53:27
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO400
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Amtrak train 171 heads for the Niantic River drawbridge in Waterford, CT

171 continues west along the Niantic Bay Boardwalk as it's being disassembled
171 continues west along the Niantic Bay Boardwalk as it's being disassembled
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:53:55
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO400
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171 continues west along the Niantic Bay Boardwalk as it's being disassembled

171 continues west along the foot path as some Amtrak employees wait to continue working
171 continues west along the foot path as some Amtrak employees wait to continue working
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:54:20
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO400
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171 continues west along the foot path as some Amtrak employees wait to continue working

171 continues west with the Morton House in the background, and McCook Point Park beach in the foreground
171 continues west with the Morton House in the background, and McCook Point Park beach in the foreground
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:54:26
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO400
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171 continues west with the Morton House in the background, and McCook Point Park beach in the foreground

171 picks up speed past McCook Point Park
171 picks up speed past McCook Point Park
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 09:54:28
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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171 picks up speed past McCook Point Park

A ferry bound for Long Island plies the waters of Long Island Sound
A ferry bound for Long Island plies the waters of Long Island Sound
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:00:26
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO400
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A ferry bound for Long Island plies the waters of Long Island Sound

NR-2 appears at the east side of NAN
NR-2 appears at the east side of NAN
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:06:04
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 appears at the east side of NAN

NR-2 continues west past the boardwalk during disassembly
NR-2 continues west past the boardwalk during disassembly
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:06:51
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 continues west past the boardwalk during disassembly

NR-2 rolls past the Amtrak employees working
NR-2 rolls past the Amtrak employees working
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:07:38
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 rolls past the Amtrak employees working

NR-2 passes by the Morton House
NR-2 passes by the Morton House
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:07:51
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 passes by the Morton House

NR-2 slowing down to drop two loaded lumber cars at Ring's End Lumber in Niantic
NR-2 slowing down to drop two loaded lumber cars at Ring's End Lumber in Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:08:11
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)43.00 (43/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 slowing down to drop two loaded lumber cars at Ring's End Lumber in Niantic

NR-2 slowly rolls over the Hole-In-The-Wall in Niantic
NR-2 slowly rolls over the Hole-In-The-Wall in Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:08:58
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 slowly rolls over the Hole-In-The-Wall in Niantic

NR-2 shoves back into Ring's End Lumber
NR-2 shoves back into Ring's End Lumber
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:23:46
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 shoves back into Ring's End Lumber

After dropping the two cars, NR-2 crosses back over Main Street in Niantic
After dropping the two cars, NR-2 crosses back over Main Street in Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 10:24:39
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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After dropping the two cars, NR-2 crosses back over Main Street in Niantic


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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 16:31:10
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO200
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT

NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 16:31:20
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)46.00 (46/1)
ISO200
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NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT

NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 16:31:28
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)28.00 (28/1)
ISO200
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NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT

NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:24 16:31:30
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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NR-2 continues north along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT

NR-2 continues north past Red Top in Ledyard
NR-2 continues north past Red Top in Ledyard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 16:31:46
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
ISO200
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NR-2 continues north past Red Top in Ledyard

NR-2s marker heads past the Red Top sign
NR-2s marker heads past the Red Top sign
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:24 16:32:27
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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NR-2s marker heads past the Red Top sign


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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