A few new angles for Amtrak and the NECR


Part two of my catchup posts involves some new angles I scouted out on Friday – one was in the morning on the New England Central, and two were in the afternoon on Amtrak’s Shore Line – one in Niantic, and one in Old Lyme.

First up was the new angle on the NECR.  On my way into work, I heard NECR train NERWNE (aka 608) getting their train together to head south.  So I figured I’d take a swing by Montville to see what was going on, and if there was any interesting morning shots from around there.  When I got there, they were doing their break test prior to getting on the move southbound, only giving me a few minutes to check things out.  Well a couple shots stood out to me just as the train was beginning to roll south.  Also in the distance was a loaded coal barge heading north to the AES Thames power plant nearby.

The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Mill Cove causeway visible in the background
The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Mill Cove causeway visible in the background
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Date Taken2010:05:07 07:14:48
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The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Mill Cove causeway visible in the background

The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Sub Base visible in the background
The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Sub Base visible in the background
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Date Taken2010:05:07 07:19:01
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The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Sub Base visible in the background

New England Central train NERWNE (608) heads south along the Thames River in Montville, CT
New England Central train NERWNE (608) heads south along the Thames River in Montville, CT
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Date Taken2010:05:07 07:20:01
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New England Central train NERWNE (608) heads south along the Thames River in Montville, CT

NECR NERWNE continues south through Montville
NECR NERWNE continues south through Montville
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Date Taken2010:05:07 07:20:13
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NECR NERWNE continues south through Montville

The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Sub Base, Gold Star Bridge and Thames River draw visible in the background
The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Sub Base, Gold Star Bridge and Thames River draw visible in the background
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Date Taken2010:05:07 07:20:47
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The John Paul and coal barge continue north the Thames River, with the Sub Base, Gold Star Bridge and Thames River draw visible in the background


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Then later in the day, after leaving work early (they were moving our offices, so we got kicked out at about noon), I was headed to Old Lyme to turn on the water at my family’s place there.  On the way, I made a quick stop at Niantic to check out a new angle north of the tracks.  I got there, and it sounded like two trains were in the picture – both westbounds.  So I got shots of them before heading to Old Lyme.  Once in Old Lyme, I got the water done, and also mowed the grass (so it looked at least respectable), and on my way out, I checked out a spot I had been thinking about for a while.  It’s located along the Duck River, which is just east of the Lieutenant River.  Checking the Amtrak schedule, there was a westbound Northeast Regional due by at any minute, so I set up and waited there.  Right on time they headed west past me, and I got my shots and headed out.

A westbound Amtrak Acela skirts along Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Acela skirts along Niantic Bay
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Date Taken2010:05:07 12:46:04
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A westbound Amtrak Acela skirts along Niantic Bay

A westbound Amtrak Acela skirts along Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Acela skirts along Niantic Bay
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A westbound Amtrak Acela skirts along Niantic Bay

A westbound Amtrak Acela heads for Crescent Interlocking in Niantic
A westbound Amtrak Acela heads for Crescent Interlocking in Niantic
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Date Taken2010:05:07 12:46:19
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A westbound Amtrak Acela heads for Crescent Interlocking in Niantic

A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional skirts along Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional skirts along Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:07 13:02:42
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A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional skirts along Niantic Bay

A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional skirts along Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional skirts along Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:07 13:02:39
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A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional skirts along Niantic Bay

A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional appears over the Duck River in Old Lyme, CT
A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional appears over the Duck River in Old Lyme, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:07 15:40:04
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A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional appears over the Duck River in Old Lyme, CT

The westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional rolls along the Duck River in Old Lyme
The westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional rolls along the Duck River in Old Lyme
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
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The westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional rolls along the Duck River in Old Lyme

Some flowers on the walk back to the car
Some flowers on the walk back to the car
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Date Taken2010:05:07 15:42:12
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Some flowers on the walk back to the car


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And that wraps up last week’s activities.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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