First day of September – dawn and dusk


With the days progressively getting shorter, time to shoot outside of work hours is getting limited.  But that doesn’t mean I put the cameras down and not shoot.  Just means I have to work with the cards I’ve been dealt.  So while I was on my trip to New Jersey, I headed out to shoot before and after work – shooting in the dawn and dusk hours in the northern Garden State.

On September 1st, the weather forecast was for nice and sunny skies.  So I aimed to get up early and head down to Bound Brook station for a bit before work and shoot.  Then after work, I wanted to head out somewhere a little different.  After doing a bit of research, I decided on Piscataway Township a bit further east of Bound Brook.  But of course, as things panned out during the evening hours, those plans changed.

After not sleeping through my alarm, I headed down to Bound Brook as I had planned.  With only a short time I could be there, I managed to get a couple NJ Transit commuter runs under the rising sun.

NJ Transit at Dawn heading for Newark
NJ Transit at Dawn heading for Newark
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 06:45:29
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO400
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NJ Transit at Dawn heading for Newark

Westbound NJ Transit commuter train heads for Bound Brook station
Westbound NJ Transit commuter train heads for Bound Brook station
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 06:50:38
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO400
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Westbound NJ Transit commuter train heads for Bound Brook station

Eastbound NJ Transit express rolls through Bound Brook, NJ
Eastbound NJ Transit express rolls through Bound Brook, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 07:01:59
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO400
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Eastbound NJ Transit express rolls through Bound Brook, NJ


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Then after a full day at the office, I headed down to Piscataway Township, where I managed to catch one westbound CSX, and an eastbound NS train.  Also got some nice sunset pictures, along with a deer family crossing the tracks.  After sitting around for a while after that NS eastbound with nothing in sight, I decided to call it a day.  But on my way back (I took the “scenic route” to the hotel, which of course parallels the tracks), I noticed a stack train sitting at Bound Brook.  Apparently CSX train Q191 was waiting at CP-BOUND BROOK for three hours for another train to drop a few cars in Manville yard.  Also, behind Q191 was the CSX train I saw earlier in Piscataway – Q439.  So I stopped in Bound Brook for a bit, took a few shots, and when I heard over the radio that it would be at least another hour for Q300 – the job in Manville yard – to finish up, I headed back to the hotel for the evening.

CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ
CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 17:33:54
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO500
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CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ

CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ
CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 17:32:12
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ

CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ
CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 17:32:21
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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CSX train Q439 heads west through Piscataway Township, NJ

An eastbound NS stack train rolls through Piscatawy Township, NJ
An eastbound NS stack train rolls through Piscatawy Township, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:09:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO400
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An eastbound NS stack train rolls through Piscatawy Township, NJ

An eastbound NS stack train rolls through Piscatawy Township, NJ under a pretty sunset
An eastbound NS stack train rolls through Piscatawy Township, NJ under a pretty sunset
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:08:08
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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An eastbound NS stack train rolls through Piscatawy Township, NJ under a pretty sunset

Sunset over Piscataway Township, NJ
Sunset over Piscataway Township, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:37:28
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/1250)
Focal Length (mm)43.00 (43/1)
ISO400
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Sunset over Piscataway Township, NJ

A family of deer cross the tracks
A family of deer cross the tracks
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:37:57
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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A family of deer cross the tracks

Sunset over the Conrail Lehigh Line and Zeigler Chemical in Piscataway, NJ
Sunset over the Conrail Lehigh Line and Zeigler Chemical in Piscataway, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:38:23
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/1000)
Focal Length (mm)26.00 (26/1)
ISO400
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Sunset over the Conrail Lehigh Line and Zeigler Chemical in Piscataway, NJ

Sunset over the Conrail Lehigh Line and Zeigler Chemical in Piscataway, NJ
Sunset over the Conrail Lehigh Line and Zeigler Chemical in Piscataway, NJ
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:39:26
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Sunset over the Conrail Lehigh Line and Zeigler Chemical in Piscataway, NJ

Waiting at a crossing as an NJ Transit commuter run passes by on their way to Bound Brook station
Waiting at a crossing as an NJ Transit commuter run passes by on their way to Bound Brook station
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:50:39
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time 0.025 s (1/40)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
ISO400
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Waiting at a crossing as an NJ Transit commuter run passes by on their way to Bound Brook station

Sunset over Bound Brook, as CSX train Q191 waits at CP-BOUND BROOK
Sunset over Bound Brook, as CSX train Q191 waits at CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:58:39
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time 0.008 s (1/125)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Sunset over Bound Brook, as CSX train Q191 waits at CP-BOUND BROOK

CSX train Q191 waits to head west at Bound Brook
CSX train Q191 waits to head west at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:59:15
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO800
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CSX train Q191 waits to head west at Bound Brook

CSX train Q191 waits to head west at Bound Brook
CSX train Q191 waits to head west at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 18:59:35
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO800
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CSX train Q191 waits to head west at Bound Brook

CSX Q439 sits on the markers of Q191 at Bound Brook
CSX Q439 sits on the markers of Q191 at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 19:00:22
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.005 s (1/200)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO800
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CSX Q439 sits on the markers of Q191 at Bound Brook

CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 19:03:39
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.025 s (1/40)
Focal Length (mm)21.00 (21/1)
ISO400
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CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook

CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 19:05:07
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.067 s (1/15)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
ISO200
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CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook

CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 19:09:59
Aperturef/5.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO800
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CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook

CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:01 19:10:30
Aperturef/5.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO800
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CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook

CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:01 19:16:32
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.167 s (1/6)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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CSX Q191 waiting at Bound Brook


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And that was it for the first day of September.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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