Who cares if it’s raining?


I sure don’t.  The railroads run 24/7 in any weather – so why should they only be documented on sunny days?  And with today’s deluge, I figured it was a good opportunity to show a little railroading in the crappy, dreary weather, while getting out for a bit.

“A 6 year old can take a decent pic in the sun” – Tom Mik

Today was not the day for 6 year olds and their cameras – hell, if I was smart it wouldn’t have been my day either.  But I figured it was worth a shot – rainy days down along the Thames River usually also have some fog along with it, especially at this time of year – so if things worked out, the condition should add a bit of drama to the photos.  Thinking about where to shoot was more of the challenge – and I decided to head up to Mill Cove in Ledyard once again.  I haven’t been there in over a month, so I figured it would be worthwhile to head down there – plus, there’s usually some nice fog hanging out just to the north near Red Top.

Getting there, it was how I hoped – rainy, dreary, and a little hint of fog hanging in the air.  Now all I needed was the P&W to show up – which only took a few minutes.  Once they were on the scene, I got a few shots as they progressed along the cove, and wrapped things up with a few pan shots of some of the rolling stock.  At that point I was pretty wet – not to mention satisfied with what I shot (whether or not it’s as good as a 6 year old can do remains to be seen), so I decided to call it a morning, drying myself and my cameras off and heading back to the office.

Oh, yeah, you came here for photos, not to read these pesky words.  So here you go – I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking!

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 comes into view at Red Top in Ledyard, CT on a foggy & rainy morning
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 comes into view at Red Top in Ledyard, CT on a foggy & rainy morning
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:13:34
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 comes into view at Red Top in Ledyard, CT on a foggy & rainy morning

NR-2 heads onto the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard, CT during a rain storm
NR-2 heads onto the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard, CT during a rain storm
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:13:47
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 heads onto the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard, CT during a rain storm

NR-2 passing by the Harvard Boat House in Ledyard, CT during a rain storm
NR-2 passing by the Harvard Boat House in Ledyard, CT during a rain storm
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:14:04
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 passing by the Harvard Boat House in Ledyard, CT during a rain storm

NR-2 continues south along Mill Cove as the rain continues to fall
NR-2 continues south along Mill Cove as the rain continues to fall
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:14:02
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)38.00 (38/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 continues south along Mill Cove as the rain continues to fall

NR-2 stretches out on the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard as the rain continues to fall
NR-2 stretches out on the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard as the rain continues to fall
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:14:09
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 stretches out on the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard as the rain continues to fall

NR-2s power crosses over the inlet to Mill Cove as the rain continues to fall
NR-2s power crosses over the inlet to Mill Cove as the rain continues to fall
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:14:34
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO800
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NR-2s power crosses over the inlet to Mill Cove as the rain continues to fall

A panning shot of a TTX rail-gon in NR2s consist
A panning shot of a TTX rail-gon in NR2s consist
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:15:19
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.020 s (1/50)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
ISO200
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A panning shot of a TTX rail-gon in NR2s consist

A panning shot of a pair of gondolas in NR2s consist
A panning shot of a pair of gondolas in NR2s consist
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:15:27
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.020 s (1/50)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO200
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A panning shot of a pair of gondolas in NR2s consist

A panning shot of a BNSF boxcar in NR2s consist
A panning shot of a BNSF boxcar in NR2s consist
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:03:29 09:15:36
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.020 s (1/50)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO200
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A panning shot of a BNSF boxcar in NR2s consist


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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