The Willimantic Whoopsie


On Tuesday the 9th, unfortunately New England Central train 610 put some loaded ethanol cars on the ground in Willimantic yard.  With a sick daughter home from school, and Jill working, I couldn’t get out to photograph it.  But later in the evening I did get a chance to head out and get a few night shots of R.J. Corman working on the cleanup of the mess.  It wasn’t from an ideal angle – the fire and police were keeping the public a good distance away – but I tried to get a flavor of what was going on.

I ended up shooting from the Frog Bridge through some tight mesh chain link fence.  Despite the narrow mesh of the fencing (I’d say about 1/2″ to 5/8″ mesh – I didn’t have a tape-measure handy), the pictures came out pretty well.  All are shot using only available light, and obviously on a tripod.  If you look at the full sized version in the gallery, you can see how Corman is moving the cars.

RJ Corman works to right derailed ethanol cars in Willimantic, CT
RJ Corman works to right derailed ethanol cars in Willimantic, CT
REF#:20101109-420204365-_MG_0674.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:09 21:20:43
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 3.000 s (3/1)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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RJ Corman works to right derailed ethanol cars in Willimantic, CT

RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic
RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic
REF#:20101109-420204365-_MG_0680.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:09 21:32:04
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 2.000 s (2/1)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic

RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic
RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic
REF#:20101109-420204365-_MG_0691.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:09 21:39:34
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 7.000 s (7/1)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO200
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RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic

RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic
RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic
REF#:20101109-420204365-_MG_0695.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:09 21:41:24
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 7.000 s (7/1)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO200
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RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic

RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic
RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic
REF#:20101109-420204365-_MG_0704.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:09 21:55:20
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 2.000 s (2/1)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO200
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RJ Corman continues to work in Willimantic


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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