Veterans Day Three Way 3


OK, time to start clearing out the backlog.  For this post we’re going back to Veteran’s Day 2010 when I happened to catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 returning to and working in Fairview Yard.  And while they were working, a pretty rare thing happened – yeah, the thumbnail pretty much gives it away, but read on for the full explanation.

So I managed to get out for a bit on Veteran’s Day, and was searching for P&W NR-2.  Not much was going on over the scanner, and there was a single P&W unit idling on the center track of Fairview Yard in Groton.  A bit odd, but was worth checking out.

After parking the car, and getting a shot of the idling unit in the yard, I heard NR-2 talking to the Amtrak New London dispatcher – they were coming back from Tilcon at Midway and heading for Fairview – OK, cool at least I’d get them coming back into the yard before having to head back to the office.

After a few minute wait, the Dispatcher lined NR2 across the mains and up the east leg of the Groton wye, where they came into view and stopped short of the Fairview Ave. bridge.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls off of the east leg of the Groton Wye with empties from Tilcon at Midway
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls off of the east leg of the Groton Wye with empties from Tilcon at Midway
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:11 10:41:58
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO400
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls off of the east leg of the Groton Wye with empties from Tilcon at Midway

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls off of the east leg of the Groton Wye with empties from Tilcon at Midway
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls off of the east leg of the Groton Wye with empties from Tilcon at Midway
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:11 10:39:02
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO400
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls off of the east leg of the Groton Wye with empties from Tilcon at Midway

They then cut away from the train, and headed down the westernmost track, stopping next to the idling locomotive.

NR2s northern power cuts away from the train
NR2s northern power cuts away from the train
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:11 10:39:42
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)31.00 (31/1)
ISO400
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NR2s northern power cuts away from the train

And finally, the power on the other end of the train shoved the empties up the easternmost track, making a pretty nice lineup of P&W power on all three tracks in Fairview – something I’ve never seen before!

NR2s southern power shoves the empties into the easternmost track of Fairview yard, making a nice shot of power on all three tracks of Fairview
NR2s southern power shoves the empties into the easternmost track of Fairview yard, making a nice shot of power on all three tracks of Fairview
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:11 10:42:08
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO200
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NR2s southern power shoves the empties into the easternmost track of Fairview yard, making a nice shot of power on all three tracks of Fairview

NR2s southern power shoves the empties into the easternmost track of Fairview yard, making a nice shot of power on all three tracks of Fairview
NR2s southern power shoves the empties into the easternmost track of Fairview yard, making a nice shot of power on all three tracks of Fairview
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:11:11 10:42:11
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO200
View in the gallery
NR2s southern power shoves the empties into the easternmost track of Fairview yard, making a nice shot of power on all three tracks of Fairview

After spotting the Tilcon empties on the eastern track, the Geep came back down and coupled onto the one unit on the westernmost track

NR2 brings its power back together to continue their work
NR2 brings its power back together to continue their work
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:11:11 10:51:00
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO200
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NR2 brings its power back together to continue their work

With those two units tied back together, they contacted Amtrak for permission to head west.  And with my time about up, I walked back to the car and headed back to the office for the day.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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3 thoughts on “Veterans Day Three Way

  • Bill Castello

    Thanks for those great shots. As someone who models the P&W from 2500 miles away, these are a HUGE bonus 🙂 If you ever need/want shots of the ATSF or the NMRR, let me know… those are in my town 🙂