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Lunchtime in New Haven, Branford, Guilford and Niantic

I had taken Columbus Day off from work (we don’t get that as a holiday), and had planned on getting some things done around the house.  But the night before we had the neighbors over for a little bonfire and one of the conversations we had changed my plans completely.

My neighbor as it turns out was working on a couple projects down in New Haven yard, and had invited me to come down and check things out.  So I did just that – we arranged a time & place to meet up, and we’d head over to the yard and check things out.  All in all we spent about an hour walking/driving around, and I got plenty of shots around the shops area, including a few of the stored FL9s.  Then on the way back home, I ended up catching Providence & Worcester NR2 at Leets Island in Branford, a westbound Shore Line East at Guilford and an Acela at Niantic.  All in all, a pretty good day.

A Metro North jet snow blower at the New Haven shops
A Metro North jet snow blower at the New Haven shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:11:35
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)31.00 (31/1)
ISO200
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A Metro North jet snow blower at the New Haven shops

Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops
Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:14:53
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO200
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Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops

Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops
Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:15:02
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO200
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Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops

Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops
Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:16:13
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO200
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Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops

Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops
Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:16:40
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO200
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Some Shore Line East equipment at the CDOT New Haven shops

Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:17:23
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops

Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
REF#:09-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9734.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:18:40
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops

Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
REF#:10-20101011-420204365-_MG_8606.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:19:23
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
ISO200
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Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops

Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
REF#:12-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9747.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:19:48
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops

A look inside the CDOT New Haven shops
A look inside the CDOT New Haven shops
REF#:13-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9752.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:21:48
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.025 s (1/40)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO800
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A look inside the CDOT New Haven shops

An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops
An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops
REF#:14-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9756.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:25:59
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops

Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops
REF#:18-20101011-420204365-_MG_8628.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:29:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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Stored FL9s at the CDOT New Haven shops

A Shore Line East train passes by as the FL9s sit quietly
A Shore Line East train passes by as the FL9s sit quietly
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:31:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO200
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A Shore Line East train passes by as the FL9s sit quietly

An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops
An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:34:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO200
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An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops

An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops
An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops
REF#:24-20101011-420204365-_MG_8648.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:37:30
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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An overhead view of the CDOT New Haven shops

A GP40 and the snow blower
A GP40 and the snow blower
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:39:08
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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A GP40 and the snow blower

A MetroNorth BL-2
A MetroNorth BL-2
REF#:26-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9805.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:42:16
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
ISO200
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A MetroNorth BL-2

MetroNorth BL-2 near the Kawasaki area
MetroNorth BL-2 near the Kawasaki area
REF#:27-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9811.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:43:31
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)24.00 (24/1)
ISO200
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MetroNorth BL-2 near the Kawasaki area

New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven
New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:44:49
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven

New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven
New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:44:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)33.00 (33/1)
ISO200
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New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven

New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven
New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven
REF#:30-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9826.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:45:40
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)24.00 (24/1)
ISO200
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New Kawasaki M8s being prepared in New Haven

Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:48:44
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.040 s (1/25)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO800
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Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven

Track crew works as a BL-2 idles in the background
Track crew works as a BL-2 idles in the background
REF#:33-20101011-420204365-_MG_8657.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:49:28
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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Track crew works as a BL-2 idles in the background

Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:49:37
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.040 s (1/25)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO800
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Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven

Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
REF#:36-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9855.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:49:52
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.040 s (1/25)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO800
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Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven

Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
REF#:37-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9858.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:50:27
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.050 s (1/20)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO800
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Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven

A spare pantograph
A spare pantograph
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:50:48
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.067 s (1/15)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO800
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A spare pantograph

Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven
REF#:39-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9864.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:52:17
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.006 s (1/160)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO800
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Inside the MetroNorth shops at New Haven

A wheelset at the MetroNorth shops
A wheelset at the MetroNorth shops
REF#:40-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9865.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 12:53:11
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)15.00 (15/1)
ISO200
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A wheelset at the MetroNorth shops

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads east past Leets Island in Branford, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads east past Leets Island in Branford, CT
REF#:41-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9876.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 14:00:41
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads east past Leets Island in Branford, CT

A westbound Shore Line East approaches Guilford station
A westbound Shore Line East approaches Guilford station
REF#:42-20101011-1320706060-_MG_9895.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:11 14:15:11
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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A westbound Shore Line East approaches Guilford station

An eastbound Amtrak Acela heads past Niantic
An eastbound Amtrak Acela heads past Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 15:07:28
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO200
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An eastbound Amtrak Acela heads past Niantic

Acela continuing east past the Niantic Bay Boardwalk
Acela continuing east past the Niantic Bay Boardwalk
REF#:45-20101011-420204365-_MG_8684.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 15:07:37
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO200
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Acela continuing east past the Niantic Bay Boardwalk

Acela continuing east past the Niantic Bay Boardwalk
Acela continuing east past the Niantic Bay Boardwalk
REF#:47-20101011-420204365-_MG_8699.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 15:07:44
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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Acela continuing east past the Niantic Bay Boardwalk

Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge
Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge
REF#:48-20101011-420204365-_MG_8704.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 15:08:02
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO200
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Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge

Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge
Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge
REF#:49-20101011-420204365-_MG_8710.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 15:08:11
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO200
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Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge

Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge
Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge
REF#:50-20101011-420204365-_MG_8718.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:11 15:08:37
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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Acela continuing east past the construction around the Niantic River drawbridge


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

5 comments to Lunchtime in New Haven, Branford, Guilford and Niantic

  • Thanks for the photos, Tom. I wonder how many coats of paint the FL9′s have received in their lifetime.

    George

  • Larry

    Tom,
    Great pictures! Entertained me for awhile during my lunch at work. Your neighbor(my son)sent them to me. I will also forward them to my train buddy.

  • Joe McDonough

    Tom:

    Good to see you and Bob LaMay last Saturday. Finally got around to seeing some of your old posts. If you ever need anyone to carry your camera bag for another trip to the New Haven shops, I volunteer. Must have been a great day. By the way, the MBTA also has a couple of those snow blowers you showed. They call them the “Snowzillas”! How did you manage that whole trip?

    Joe McDonough

    • Joe-

      Great seeing you as well!

      Yeah, was a great time there – too bad we only had an hour or so to walk around. Still got in as much as I could – my neighbor’s project is done there, so my “in” is now “out” so to speak. But it was nice walking around there for the hour, taking shots of the area.

      -Tom

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