NR-2X – the Ethanol move


With the recent derailment in Willimantic of the last run of ethanol (see here and here), the next loaded train took a little bit of a longer route to its destination in Providence, RI.  This time instead of heading from Willimantic to Plainfield over the Providence & Worcester’s Willimantic Branch, it headed straight down the New England Central to New London, where the P&W picked it up and headed across the Thames to Groton, and finally onto P&W rails, heading up the Norwich Branch.  The move of the final 40 cars to New London was made by the NECR late last week (some shots are in here), and the P&W picked up the train with an extra job out of Plainfield – NR-2X.  I was able to shoot the NR-2X going in both directions along the Thames.

That’s about the whole story, so here’s the photos.  First up is NR-2X heading south through Fairview yard in Groton, where they’ll drop two cars, and use the other two as spacers.  Then quickly across the river into New London for the P&W power that the NECR was using to move the ethanol around, as well as NR-2X pulling into the yard.  Then later in the day, NR-2X heading north along the Thames River and Mill Cove, and finally past Red Top in Ledyard.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2X rolls through Fairview yard with four cars - two of which will be dropped in the yard.
Providence & Worcester train NR-2X rolls through Fairview yard with four cars - two of which will be dropped in the yard.
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:17:41
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
ISO400
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2X rolls through Fairview yard with four cars - two of which will be dropped in the yard.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2X rolls through Fairview yard with four cars - two of which will be dropped in the yard.
Providence & Worcester train NR-2X rolls through Fairview yard with four cars - two of which will be dropped in the yard.
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:17:33
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)40.00 (40/1)
ISO200
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2X rolls through Fairview yard with four cars - two of which will be dropped in the yard.

P&W power idles in the NECR's New London yard, attached to loaded ethanol cars
P&W power idles in the NECR's New London yard, attached to loaded ethanol cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:31:29
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (77/1)
ISO400
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P&W power idles in the NECR's New London yard, attached to loaded ethanol cars

P&W power idles in the NECR's New London yard, attached to loaded ethanol cars
P&W power idles in the NECR's New London yard, attached to loaded ethanol cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:36:31
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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P&W power idles in the NECR's New London yard, attached to loaded ethanol cars

A goose wading in Winthrop Cove
A goose wading in Winthrop Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:40:15
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO200
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A goose wading in Winthrop Cove

A seagull flying by Winthrop Cove
A seagull flying by Winthrop Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:42:52
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO200
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A seagull flying by Winthrop Cove

NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle
NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:51:09
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO400
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NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle

NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle past a partially deflated raft
NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle past a partially deflated raft
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:51:15
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (82/1)
ISO400
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NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle past a partially deflated raft

NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle past a partially deflated raft
NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle past a partially deflated raft
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:51:03
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)38.00 (38/1)
ISO200
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NR-2X makes their way over the Winthrop Cove trestle past a partially deflated raft

NR-2X and the Thames River lift bridge
NR-2X and the Thames River lift bridge
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 11:53:25
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO400
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NR-2X and the Thames River lift bridge

Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 15:13:53
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO800
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Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT

Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River & Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River & Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 15:14:32
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (77/1)
ISO800
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Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River & Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT

Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River & Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River & Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:04:26 15:14:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO800
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Later in the afternoon, NR-2X with 40 loads of ethanol, skirts along the Thames River & Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT

NR-2X heads north towards Red Top in Ledyard
NR-2X heads north towards Red Top in Ledyard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 15:14:55
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO800
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NR-2X heads north towards Red Top in Ledyard

NR-2X heads north past Red Top in Ledyard
NR-2X heads north past Red Top in Ledyard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 15:15:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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NR-2X heads north past Red Top in Ledyard

Loaded ethanol cars stream on past Red Top in Ledyard
Loaded ethanol cars stream on past Red Top in Ledyard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 15:16:17
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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Loaded ethanol cars stream on past Red Top in Ledyard

The tail end of NR-2X passes by Red Top in Ledyard
The tail end of NR-2X passes by Red Top in Ledyard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:26 15:16:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO800
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The tail end of NR-2X passes by Red Top in Ledyard


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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