January 2011 Recap


Holy crap does time fly when you’re doing nothing but shoveling snow. ¬†Yep, we’ve been¬†inundated¬†with snow the past month or so here in the Northeast, and I have next to no photos to show for it! ¬†But I did manage to get out a few times to shoot. ¬†So instead of doing each one individually, I’ll roll them all into one big meaty sandwich of a single post. ¬†In here you’ll see some slices of the New England Central, Providence & Worcester along with some Amtrak goodness.

January 11, 2011

The first time I actually got a chance to get out and shoot for a bit was on January 11th, where I caught Providence & Worcester train NR-2 at Mill Cove, the USS Nautilus and Fairview Yard in Groton. ¬†On the headpin of the train was 80 ethanol empties they were delivering to the NECR in New London. ¬†Nothing¬†extraordinary¬†about the photos, but hey, it’s something.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, pulls through MP4 in Ledyard, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, pulls through MP4 in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:11 09:55:05
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, pulls through MP4 in Ledyard, CT

Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT with the Harvard Boat House in the background
Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT with the Harvard Boat House in the background
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:11 09:55:15
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)100.00 (100/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT with the Harvard Boat House in the background

Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:11 09:55:18
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT

Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:11 09:55:23
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, heads south along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT

Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, emerges from the US Navy Sub Base at Groton
Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, emerges from the US Navy Sub Base at Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:11 10:02:58
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (82/1)
ISO200
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2, with 80 empty ethanol tanks in tow, emerges from the US Navy Sub Base at Groton

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passing by the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove as Jeff gets his shot
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passing by the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove as Jeff gets his shot
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:11 10:03:01
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passing by the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove as Jeff gets his shot

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:11 10:10:09
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)100.00 (100/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:11 10:11:22
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)28.00 (28/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:11 10:12:53
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:11 10:14:31
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)33.00 (33/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulling through the south end of Fairview yard, preparing to switch out Spicer Gas


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January 14, 2011

A few days later I caught NECR train NERWNE (AKA 608) heading north through Uncasville on my way into work. ¬†A short train, but it was in some fairly fresh snow, so the scenes overall are kinda pretty. ¬†This was before we got hit with 90 straight snowstorms and weren’t so bitter about more snow…

The snow-covered crossing signals in Uncasville
The snow-covered crossing signals in Uncasville
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:14 08:18:15
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)26.00 (26/1)
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The snow-covered crossing signals in Uncasville

New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) appears in Uncasville
New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) appears in Uncasville
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:14 08:19:05
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
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New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) appears in Uncasville

New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville
New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:14 08:19:29
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
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New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville

New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville
New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:14 08:19:35
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
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New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville

New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville
New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:14 08:19:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
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New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville

New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville
New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:14 08:20:24
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
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New England Central train NERWNE (aka 608) heading north through Uncasville


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January 17, 2011

On Martin Luther King Jr. day I managed to get out and shoot the New England Central train NERWNE between Norwich and Willimantic, again in some fresh snow. ¬†And as a bonus, there’s some cab shots from Willimantic as the crew cleared the tracks, and did a little switching in the yard.

NECR NERWNE pulls north past MP13 in Norwich, CT
NECR NERWNE pulls north past MP13 in Norwich, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 08:11:53
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
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NECR NERWNE pulls north past MP13 in Norwich, CT

NECR NERWNE heads north along the Thames River in Norwich, CT
NECR NERWNE heads north along the Thames River in Norwich, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 08:11:51
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)24.00 (24/1)
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NECR NERWNE heads north along the Thames River in Norwich, CT

NECR NERWNE northbound through Yantic, CT
NECR NERWNE northbound through Yantic, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 10:29:02
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO400
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NECR NERWNE northbound through Yantic, CT

NECR NERWNE northbound through Yantic, CT past the firehouse
NECR NERWNE northbound through Yantic, CT past the firehouse
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 10:29:21
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)29.00 (29/1)
ISO200
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NECR NERWNE northbound through Yantic, CT past the firehouse

NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT
NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 10:58:56
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO200
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NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT

NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT
NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 10:59:16
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO200
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NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT

NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT under the mid-morning sun
NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT under the mid-morning sun
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 10:59:14
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/1000)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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NECR NERWNE northbound through Franklin, CT under the mid-morning sun

NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT
NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 11:23:32
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
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NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT

NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT
NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 11:23:25
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT

NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT
NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 11:23:33
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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NECR NERWNE northbound through South Windham, CT

NECR NERWNE comes into view in Willimantic yard
NECR NERWNE comes into view in Willimantic yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 11:31:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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NECR NERWNE comes into view in Willimantic yard

NECR NERWNE heads north through Willimantic yard
NECR NERWNE heads north through Willimantic yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 11:32:36
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Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
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NECR NERWNE heads north through Willimantic yard

NECR NERWNE switching Willimantic yard
NECR NERWNE switching Willimantic yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 11:51:49
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Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)46.00 (46/1)
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NECR NERWNE switching Willimantic yard

NECR NERWNE switching Willimantic yard
NECR NERWNE switching Willimantic yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 11:54:48
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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NECR NERWNE switching Willimantic yard

Shadow of PW 3905
Shadow of PW 3905
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 12:05:05
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Shadow of PW 3905

Plowing across the PW bridge over the Willimantic River
Plowing across the PW bridge over the Willimantic River
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 12:05:54
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Plowing across the PW bridge over the Willimantic River

Plowing the PW tracks, with the Thread Mill in the background
Plowing the PW tracks, with the Thread Mill in the background
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 12:08:02
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Plowing the PW tracks, with the Thread Mill in the background

Done plowing the PW tracks
Done plowing the PW tracks
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 12:09:26
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)35.00 (35/1)
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Done plowing the PW tracks

Looking down the hoods
Looking down the hoods
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 12:17:46
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
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Looking down the hoods

NECR NERWNE's train as they switch Willimantic
NECR NERWNE's train as they switch Willimantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 12:33:01
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/1000)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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NECR NERWNE's train as they switch Willimantic

NECR NERWNE's conductor rides the shove
NECR NERWNE's conductor rides the shove
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:17 12:37:17
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
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NECR NERWNE's conductor rides the shove

Lookingdown PW 3905's long hood
Lookingdown PW 3905's long hood
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:17 13:19:55
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
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Lookingdown PW 3905's long hood


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January 28, 2011

And finally, Friday the 28th I managed to get out and meet a couple other railfans at the Niantic Bay Boardwalk to shoot an Acela and a Northeast Regional. ¬†A somewhat sunny morning, but it was nice to get out and shoot a couple trains. ¬†Also in the frame is some of the work going on around the Niantic River drawbridge and Amtrak’s¬†replacement¬†project.

The snow covered Niantic Bay Boardwalk
The snow covered Niantic Bay Boardwalk
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:28 12:37:18
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/1600)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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The snow covered Niantic Bay Boardwalk

A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:28 12:48:18
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)182.00 (182/1)
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A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay

A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:28 12:48:48
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Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)207.00 (207/1)
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A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay

A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:28 12:49:00
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)250.00 (250/1)
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A westbound Amtrak Acela makes their way long Niantic Bay

A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional makes their way long Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional makes their way long Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:28 13:02:08
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)194.00 (194/1)
ISO400
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A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional makes their way long Niantic Bay

A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional makes their way long Niantic Bay
A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional makes their way long Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:01:28 13:02:43
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)207.00 (207/1)
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A westbound Amtrak Northeast Regional makes their way long Niantic Bay

Marc gets his video of the passing regional
Marc gets his video of the passing regional
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:01:28 13:02:36
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/1600)
Focal Length (mm)20.00 (20/1)
ISO400
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Marc gets his video of the passing regional


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And that’s it for the first month of 2011! ¬†One of these days I’m going to¬†finish¬†up my Best of 2010 and post it up. ¬†It may be May, but I’ll get it out at some point…I promise!

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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