PW NR2 and NECR (or is it FEC?) 608 with empty cans and a sub


August 27th – a Friday – graced us with some beautiful weather – and a half day at work for me.  That ended up translating into two trains and a submarine that crossed in front of my lens.  The odd thing was the power used on one of the trains – they were quite a distance from their home turf.  Still made for an interesting train to shoot.

That morning, I managed to get out for a few minutes and shoot Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heading south past the USS Nautilus in Groton.  Then on my way back to the office, a Los Angeles class fast attack sub was heading home – and I managed to get a shot of both the sub and Amtrak train 171 boarding passengers in New London.  Then I took advantage of our summer hours policy, and headed out around 2pm, hoping that the empty unit ethanol train was still around.  I managed to get a quick shot of PW K667 pulling off of the Thames River drawbridge on the New London side of the river.  With the train still in the picture, I decided a chase was in order – especially with the beautiful sunlight.  But the clincher was the fact that the NECR leg – manned by the 608 crew – had a pair of FEC GP40s for power.  So I chased them from New London up to Willimantic before heading to the girls’ gymnastics practice.  And along the way on the NECR side of the river, I ran into Rich Barnett again.  Made for a great chase – always nice to have good conversation to pass the time while we waited for the train to show up.  And don’t worry Rich, I didn’t work in any pictures of you this time around…  But I did put another local railfan into a picture in Willimantic – ran into Jim Van down in Franklin, then he joined me later in Willimantic where we shared some sweet late afternoon golden sunlight.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes through the US Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes through the US Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 09:29:35
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO200
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes through the US Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove at the US Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove at the US Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 09:27:54
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)21.00 (21/1)
ISO200
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove at the US Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT

A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads north in the Thames River ahead of a returning submarine
A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads north in the Thames River ahead of a returning submarine
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 09:48:31
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads north in the Thames River ahead of a returning submarine

A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads north in the Thames River ahead of a returning submarine
A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads north in the Thames River ahead of a returning submarine
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 09:50:14
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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A US Coast Guard rigid hull inflatable heads north in the Thames River ahead of a returning submarine

A US Navy Los Angeles class fast attack submarine heads north in the Thames River, as an Amtrak Northeast Regional picks up passengers in New London
A US Navy Los Angeles class fast attack submarine heads north in the Thames River, as an Amtrak Northeast Regional picks up passengers in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 09:54:56
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO200
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A US Navy Los Angeles class fast attack submarine heads north in the Thames River, as an Amtrak Northeast Regional picks up passengers in New London

Providence & Worcester train K667, an empty unit ethanol train, passes through New London, CT
Providence & Worcester train K667, an empty unit ethanol train, passes through New London, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 14:48:21
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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Providence & Worcester train K667, an empty unit ethanol train, passes through New London, CT

NECR's 608 crew waits with FEC power and a spacer car in New London for the empty ethanol cars
NECR's 608 crew waits with FEC power and a spacer car in New London for the empty ethanol cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 14:51:05
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)21.00 (21/1)
ISO200
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NECR's 608 crew waits with FEC power and a spacer car in New London for the empty ethanol cars

608 heads north past Riverside Park in New London
608 heads north past Riverside Park in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 15:11:40
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO200
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608 heads north past Riverside Park in New London

PW K667 shoves the empty cars into New London yard for the NECR to pick up
PW K667 shoves the empty cars into New London yard for the NECR to pick up
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 15:13:50
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO200
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PW K667 shoves the empty cars into New London yard for the NECR to pick up

NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north over Smith Cove in Waterford, CT
NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north over Smith Cove in Waterford, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 15:34:39
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north over Smith Cove in Waterford, CT

NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Norwich, CT
NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Norwich, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 16:27:19
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Norwich, CT

NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT
NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 16:57:49
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT

NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT
NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 16:58:10
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT

NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT
NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 16:56:30
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)26.00 (26/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT

NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT
NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:16:49
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO400
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NECR 608 brings the empty ethanol north through Franklin, CT

Before and after - corn growing, as the empty ethanol train rolls past
Before and after - corn growing, as the empty ethanol train rolls past
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:15:05
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO400
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Before and after - corn growing, as the empty ethanol train rolls past

A pacing shot of NECR 608 in South Windham, CT
A pacing shot of NECR 608 in South Windham, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:23:23
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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A pacing shot of NECR 608 in South Windham, CT

NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:42:54
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars

NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:43:23
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars

NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:43:24
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars

NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:42:18
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars

NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:42:43
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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NECR 608 enters the Willimantic, CT yard where they'll be dropping the cars

Jim gets video of the passing ethanol train
Jim gets video of the passing ethanol train
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:08:27 17:44:02
Aperturef/5.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/1000)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO200
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Jim gets video of the passing ethanol train


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