Reflections and raindrops, and an Apache


Got a bit behind lately with the posts – but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t out shooting at all.  Actually, it was less than usual, but here’s part one of two wrapping up the last week or so of stuff along the Thames River.  This one covers April 30th to May 5th, and was shot at Stoddard and Goss Coves – but the ones at Goss Cove are the interesting ones – that’s where the Apache part of the title comes into play.  And you’re probably wondering where the hell Goss Cove is anyways…read on and you’ll find out – it’s actually a quite familiar place that I just found out the name of…

First up was a few shots from the last day of April, and these were at the aforementioned Goss Cove – which is also where the Nautilus Overlook Park is located.  I found this out looking at some old USGS topo maps from the 1940’s and 1950’s.  Anyways, here’s some shots of P&W NR2 heading south along the Cove

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes by the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, CT as some Navy personnel wait to cross
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes by the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, CT as some Navy personnel wait to cross
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:04:30 08:34:38
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Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes by the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, CT as some Navy personnel wait to cross

NR-2 continues south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, CT
NR-2 continues south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:04:30 08:34:22
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NR-2 continues south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, CT

NR-2 continues south past the USS Nautilus and the Sub Force Museum in Groton
NR-2 continues south past the USS Nautilus and the Sub Force Museum in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:04:30 08:34:25
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NR-2 continues south past the USS Nautilus and the Sub Force Museum in Groton

NR-2s tail end passes by the USS Nautlius
NR-2s tail end passes by the USS Nautlius
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:04:30 08:34:37
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NR-2s tail end passes by the USS Nautlius


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Next up was from Monday May 3rd, which was a rainy and dreary day.  Same spot & train as previously, but there was something different in the background.  The USNS Apache (T-ATF-172), which is a US Navy fleet ocean going tug, was moored at the south end of the Sub Base, so it made it into a couple shots.  Also in there were a couple shots at Fairview a bit to the south.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling across the pedestrian crossing at the US Navy Sub Force Museu/USS Nautilus in Groton, CT as a steady rain falls
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling across the pedestrian crossing at the US Navy Sub Force Museu/USS Nautilus in Groton, CT as a steady rain falls
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:03 09:10:08
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Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling across the pedestrian crossing at the US Navy Sub Force Museu/USS Nautilus in Groton, CT as a steady rain falls

NR-2 pulls south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, with the US Navy Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored in the background
NR-2 pulls south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, with the US Navy Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored in the background
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:03 09:10:13
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NR-2 pulls south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton, with the US Navy Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored in the background

NR-2 heading south past the USS Nautilus in Groton as a steady rain falls
NR-2 heading south past the USS Nautilus in Groton as a steady rain falls
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:03 09:10:15
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Focal Length (mm)20.00 (20/1)
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NR-2 heading south past the USS Nautilus in Groton as a steady rain falls

NR-2s trailing power with the US Navy Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored in the background
NR-2s trailing power with the US Navy Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored in the background
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:03 09:10:59
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Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
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NR-2s trailing power with the US Navy Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) moored in the background

The tail end of NR-2 heads south past the USS Nautilus in Groton
The tail end of NR-2 heads south past the USS Nautilus in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:03 09:11:04
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The tail end of NR-2 heads south past the USS Nautilus in Groton

NR-2 heads south through Fairview Yard in Groton as the rain continues to fall
NR-2 heads south through Fairview Yard in Groton as the rain continues to fall
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:03 09:15:04
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Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
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NR-2 heads south through Fairview Yard in Groton as the rain continues to fall

NR-2 continues south through Fairview yard in Groton
NR-2 continues south through Fairview yard in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:03 09:15:18
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NR-2 continues south through Fairview yard in Groton

NR-2 heads south through Fairview Yard in Groton
NR-2 heads south through Fairview Yard in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:03 09:15:48
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NR-2 heads south through Fairview Yard in Groton


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On the fourth was a few shots at Stoddard Cove in Ledyard – this time sporting blue skies with whispy clouds and a nice reflection on the cove.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 appears to the north in Preston, CT under the Mohegan-Pequot Bridge, carrying Route 2A over the Thames River
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 appears to the north in Preston, CT under the Mohegan-Pequot Bridge, carrying Route 2A over the Thames River
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:04 09:12:59
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 appears to the north in Preston, CT under the Mohegan-Pequot Bridge, carrying Route 2A over the Thames River

NR-2 appears to the north in Preston, along a very calm Thames River
NR-2 appears to the north in Preston, along a very calm Thames River
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:04 09:15:17
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NR-2 appears to the north in Preston, along a very calm Thames River

NR-2 appears at the north end of Stoddard Cove, heading south
NR-2 appears at the north end of Stoddard Cove, heading south
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:04 09:17:09
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NR-2 appears at the north end of Stoddard Cove, heading south

NR-2 pulls south past Stoddard Cove, and a nice reflection
NR-2 pulls south past Stoddard Cove, and a nice reflection
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:04 09:17:12
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NR-2 pulls south past Stoddard Cove, and a nice reflection

Panning shot of NR-2s stone cars
Panning shot of NR-2s stone cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:04 09:17:34
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Panning shot of NR-2s stone cars


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And finally, another morning at Stoddard Cove with a nice reflection – the only difference was that instead of having cars behind the power, they were a trio of light engines heading south.  This was also followed up by a few shots back at Goss Cove in Groton with the USS Nautilus and the USNS Apache.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2, as a trio of light engines, heads south along a glass-like Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2, as a trio of light engines, heads south along a glass-like Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:05 07:58:43
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2, as a trio of light engines, heads south along a glass-like Stoddard Cove in Ledyard, CT

NR-2 continues south along a glass-like Stoddard Cove
NR-2 continues south along a glass-like Stoddard Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:05 07:58:49
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Focal Length (mm)29.00 (29/1)
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NR-2 continues south along a glass-like Stoddard Cove

NR-2 appears at the pedestrian crossing at the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton
NR-2 appears at the pedestrian crossing at the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:05 08:08:36
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Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
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NR-2 appears at the pedestrian crossing at the US Navy Sub Force Museum in Groton

NR-2 continuing south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum, and the US Navy fleet ocean tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172)
NR-2 continuing south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum, and the US Navy fleet ocean tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172)
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:05 08:08:35
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Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
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NR-2 continuing south past the US Navy Sub Force Museum, and the US Navy fleet ocean tug USNS Apache (T-ATF-172)

NR-2 continues south past the USS Nautilus and the Sub Force Museum in Groton
NR-2 continues south past the USS Nautilus and the Sub Force Museum in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:05 08:08:36
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Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
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NR-2 continues south past the USS Nautilus and the Sub Force Museum in Groton


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That’s it for part one – stay tuned for Part two…

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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