FEC/PW/GMTX on the NECR with Ethanol


Last Friday another 40 loaded ethanol tanks made their way south out of Willimantic towards New London on the New England Central Railroad.  I managed to get a few shots of them in Montville and New London.  The only thing is you’d never know whose railroad it was judging by the locomotives leading the train.

As has happened in the past, the P&W has lent power to the NECR for the ethanol runs, but this time that power included one of the recently leased GMTX units.  And of course the NERWNE/608 job had the FEC 417 assigned, making a colorful power consist for this run of 40 loaded ethanol tanks.

I ended up getting them at a couple spots – first was up at the trestle spanning Horton Cove in Montville, and second was down in New London yard.  Was a kind of cloudy day, but  I managed to do pretty well with what light I had.  Plus it was the day before the time change, so it wasn’t getting dark at 4pm like it is now.  OK, enough of that, here’s the shots.

NECR NERWNE (608) with a colorful consist pulls across the Horton Cove trestle in Montville, CT
NECR NERWNE (608) with a colorful consist pulls across the Horton Cove trestle in Montville, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:11:07
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)46.00 (46/1)
ISO800
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NECR NERWNE (608) with a colorful consist pulls across the Horton Cove trestle in Montville, CT

NECR NERWNE (608) with a colorful consist pulls across the Horton Cove trestle in Montville, CT
NECR NERWNE (608) with a colorful consist pulls across the Horton Cove trestle in Montville, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:11:13
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO800
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NECR NERWNE (608) with a colorful consist pulls across the Horton Cove trestle in Montville, CT

NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard
NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:45:12
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO1600
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NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard

NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard
NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:42:10
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)21.00 (21/1)
ISO1600
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NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard

NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard
NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:42:12
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO1600
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NECR NERWNE pulls south past a puddle in New London yard

NECR NERWNE's lead unit with the sun behind the cab
NECR NERWNE's lead unit with the sun behind the cab
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:44:01
Aperturef/10.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO1600
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NECR NERWNE's lead unit with the sun behind the cab

After dropping the ethanol in the yard, NERWNE's power heads south past Vinny and Brian
After dropping the ethanol in the yard, NERWNE's power heads south past Vinny and Brian
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:45:05
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)21.00 (21/1)
ISO1600
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After dropping the ethanol in the yard, NERWNE's power heads south past Vinny and Brian

NERWNE's power heads onto the Winthrop Cove trestle to switch tracks after dropping the ethanol
NERWNE's power heads onto the Winthrop Cove trestle to switch tracks after dropping the ethanol
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:49:27
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (82/1)
ISO1600
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NERWNE's power heads onto the Winthrop Cove trestle to switch tracks after dropping the ethanol

NERWNE's unique power heads off of the Winthrop Cove trestle in New London
NERWNE's unique power heads off of the Winthrop Cove trestle in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:50:42
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO1600
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NERWNE's unique power heads off of the Winthrop Cove trestle in New London

NERWNE's unique power heads off of the Winthrop Cove trestle in New London
NERWNE's unique power heads off of the Winthrop Cove trestle in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:50:46
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO1600
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NERWNE's unique power heads off of the Winthrop Cove trestle in New London

Brian gets his shot as NERWNE's power passes by
Brian gets his shot as NERWNE's power passes by
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:51:31
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO1600
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Brian gets his shot as NERWNE's power passes by

NERWNE's power heads back north into the yard with the Thames River lift bridge towers in the background
NERWNE's power heads back north into the yard with the Thames River lift bridge towers in the background
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:05 16:51:35
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)43.00 (43/1)
ISO1600
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NERWNE's power heads back north into the yard with the Thames River lift bridge towers in the background


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Tom

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