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Happy birthday to me, three trains I did see

I decided to take the week of  Labor Day off from work, and that week coincidentally also contained my birthday (it was the 20th anniversary of my 21st birthday – doesn’t make me feel as old saying it that way).  And on that day, after Jill & I put the kids on the bus, we went for a ride to see what trains we could find.  At the very least I was hoping for New England Central train NERWNE (AKA 608), which had a Florida East Coast Railway GP40 for power.  We managed to find them, and also bagged a couple more for good measure.

With the kids safely on the bus, we headed south on a mission to find NECR NERWNE/608 somewhere south of Norwich.  Of course, as we approched Norwich Harbor, I could see 608 heading north – guess we missed that shot.  But as luck had it, they had to switch out the PostScript warehouse.  So we made our way to Indian Leap park, where I bagged a shot of them heading north through the cut near the falls.

After that, we headed to New London to shoot a loaded ethanol train that was about to pull into the yard, dropping 40 cars for the P&W.  This is where I made a pretty boneheaded move, and proved that waterproof boots aren’t waterproof if you go into the water to your knees.  Yep, I slipped off of a rock, and went for a little wade into Winthrop Cove in New London.  But all is well – the boots are dry, and the cameras never touched the water.

Then on the way home, we heard NR2 on the scanner, so I got a couple shots of them at Mill Cove for good measure.  And while there waiting for them, the ethanol power was heading north light, so I got a shot of them across the river, only missing the cross-Thames meet by about a minute.

That’s the short version – here’s the photos.

NECR train NERWNE (aka 608) heads north through the cut near MP14 in Norwich, CT
NECR train NERWNE (aka 608) heads north through the cut near MP14 in Norwich, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:09 08:40:55
Aperturef/5.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO1600
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NECR train NERWNE (aka 608) heads north through the cut near MP14 in Norwich, CT

NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard as a boat heads north in the Thames
NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard as a boat heads north in the Thames
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:09 09:21:31
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard as a boat heads north in the Thames

NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard
NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:09 09:21:42
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard

NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard
NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:09 09:23:00
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO200
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NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard

NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard with the Gold Star bridge in the background
NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard with the Gold Star bridge in the background
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:09 09:39:31
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO200
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NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard with the Gold Star bridge in the background

NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard with the Gold Star bridge in the background
NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard with the Gold Star bridge in the background
REF#:12-20100909-420204365-_MG_4416.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:09 09:40:18
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)100.00 (100/1)
ISO200
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NECR loaded ethanol extra pulls into New London yard with the Gold Star bridge in the background

The NECR ethanol extra power rolls onto the Winthrop Cove trestle to move to another track
The NECR ethanol extra power rolls onto the Winthrop Cove trestle to move to another track
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:09 09:44:45
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO200
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The NECR ethanol extra power rolls onto the Winthrop Cove trestle to move to another track

NECR power heading back into the yard light
NECR power heading back into the yard light
REF#:14-20100909-1320706060-_MG_7693.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:09 09:49:55
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)28.00 (28/1)
ISO200
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NECR power heading back into the yard light

NECR ethanol extra power heading north through Montville, CT
NECR ethanol extra power heading north through Montville, CT
REF#:16-20100909-420204365-_MG_4452.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:09 10:49:19
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO200
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NECR ethanol extra power heading north through Montville, CT

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads south past MP4 in Ledyard, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads south past MP4 in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:09:09 10:51:49
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO400
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads south past MP4 in Ledyard, CT

PW NR2 skirts along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
PW NR2 skirts along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:09:09 10:50:09
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)28.00 (28/1)
ISO200
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PW NR2 skirts along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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