An experiment at Shaw’s 1


This past Monday evening the Providence & Worcester Railroad ran an empty ethanol extra, symboled K667, down to New London.  As the timing worked out, I was able to get a quick shot of them shoving back into the New England Central yard.  But I did this one a little differently because of the time of day this happened – more as an experiment to see what happened.  Overall, I think it came out OK – not ideal, but not something I’d hit the delete key on.

When I left work on Monday I had the scanner on as I usually do.  On my way out, I heard P&W K667 heading out of Groton – but could I make it to shoot them at Shaw’s Cove?  Well, by the time I made it over the river and through New London, they had already cleared Shaw’s Cove interlocking, and began their shove back into the NECR yard.  OK, I could get a quick going away shot.  But with the time change it was getting dark earlier – and to top things off there was a pretty heavy overcast, with some showers sweeping through.  I figured I had time to set up my Lumedyne and see how it carried over a longer distance towards the bridge.

As I pulled in and started to get the gear together, the head end was only about 20 car lengths from me.  So I did a quick setup, a couple quick test shots, and then the power made its way onto the bridge.  I squeezed off this shot

Providence & Worcester train K667 shoves back across Shaw's Cove, delivering empty ethanol cars to the New England Central in New London (Lumedyne flash)
Providence & Worcester train K667 shoves back across Shaw's Cove, delivering empty ethanol cars to the New England Central in New London (Lumedyne flash)
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:08 17:28:01
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.006 s (1/160)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO1600
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Providence & Worcester train K667 shoves back across Shaw's Cove, delivering empty ethanol cars to the New England Central in New London (Lumedyne flash)

Not too bad.  The Lumedyne didn’t have the coverage I had hoped (probably should have used the narrower reflector in hindsight), but it came out OK.

As the train pulled away from me, I packed up and headed up to Storrs where I met Jill & the girls for dinner.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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  • Al Crossley

    That there Lumedyne thingy y’all got seems to come in mighty handy. Might have to git me one someday…. Seriously, maybe not everything you wanted this time, but some great warmth added to that dreary day. Nice work.
    –Al