Dusk into Night – NS and CSX


Wednesday I managed to get out of work at a normal hour, and headed to Bound Brook for a little shooting.  I figured I’d get something in before heading to the hotel for the night.  Oh, how I was wrong there…Not wrong in how I’d catch something – but wrong about heading back to the hotel for the night.  After hanging around Bound Brook for a while and only catching one NS eastbound freight, I headed out to get a bite to eat for dinner.  While eating I had the idea to head down to Hopewell, NJ and see if I could do some night shots at the old station, which is located on CSX’s Trenton Line (I would have probably never known about this spot, but I recently saw some nice shots there on Andrew Blaszczyk’s blog here).  So after eating, I got back in the truck and made my way down to Hopewell.

When I got there, I thought all hope was lost – as I pulled into the station, a westbound was just coming into view – no way I’d be able to set up in time.  So I just enjoyed the train’s passing.  Then I waited – and waited.  And again waited some more.  Then I gave up, packed everything up, and started back home the way I came.  But as I crossed the tracks west of the station, I glanced back east, and saw something odd – a green signal!  OK, something was heading this way!

After setting back up, Q174 came rolling by the station, and I got one shot of them.  At that point, I called it a night – figured it was a success.

Looking west over CP-BOUND BROOK as some sunshine peeks through the clouds
Looking west over CP-BOUND BROOK as some sunshine peeks through the clouds
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:27 17:23:59
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
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Looking west over CP-BOUND BROOK as some sunshine peeks through the clouds

Sunlight continues to peek through the clouds as an eastbound NS manifest freight approaches CP-BOUND BROOK
Sunlight continues to peek through the clouds as an eastbound NS manifest freight approaches CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:27 17:27:39
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (82/1)
ISO800
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Sunlight continues to peek through the clouds as an eastbound NS manifest freight approaches CP-BOUND BROOK

An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK
An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:27 17:28:58
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (82/1)
ISO800
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An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK

An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK
An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:27 17:29:02
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO800
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An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK

An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK
An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:27 17:29:08
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO800
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An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK

An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK
An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:10:27 17:26:27
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time 0.017 s (1/60)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO800
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An eastbound NS freight passes through CP-BOUND BROOK

CSX train Q174 heads east past the Hopewell, NJ station at night (Lumedyne flash)
CSX train Q174 heads east past the Hopewell, NJ station at night (Lumedyne flash)
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:10:27 21:48:19
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.005 s (1/200)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO1600
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CSX train Q174 heads east past the Hopewell, NJ station at night (Lumedyne flash)


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Tom

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