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)|
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!