Friday the 13th – PW in the morning, NECR in the afternoon


On Friday the 13th I actually got a bit lucky.  Not only did I catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 in Ledyard and Groton, but I also caught New England Central train 608 heading south with loaded ethanol, and was able to work a couple birds into the shots – got a swan and a couple Canada Geese.  I also got 608 at a new location for me in Waterford.  Oh, yeah, and I even got called “Tom Ho” over the radio…it was Hawaiian Shirt Friday at work, after all…

In the morning, it was pretty much the usual fare – P&W NR-2 making their way south along the Thames River – got them at Mill Cove in Ledyard and again at Goss Cove/USS Nautilus in Groton.  It was at Goss Cove where I worked the first goose into the frame.

Later that afternoon I was able to duck out for a bit when I got word that NECR 608 was heading south with loaded ethanol, and the power was the pair of Florida East Coast GP40s (which are supposed to be returning to Florida any time soon).  So I managed to catch them at Smith Cove in Waterford, where I got them from the river side of the cove working their way south.  This is where I got the swan into the frame as the train appeared to the north.  After that, I made my way to New London where I got them yarding the ethanol, and also got a shot of a rail inspection vehicle passing by the train.  While down there, fellow photographer Mark Shenking showed up, and we chatted for a while (along with Jim who was the one that called me “Tom Ho” for my wardrobe choice).  After all that, I had to get back to the office to do a little more work before heading home.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolling south along the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolling south along the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 08:46:31
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolling south along the causeway between Mill Cove and the Thames River in Ledyard, CT

NR-2 continues south along Mill Cove, with the Harvard Boat House in the background
NR-2 continues south along Mill Cove, with the Harvard Boat House in the background
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 08:46:37
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
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NR-2 continues south along Mill Cove, with the Harvard Boat House in the background

NR-2 southbound over the inlet to Mill Cove in Ledyard
NR-2 southbound over the inlet to Mill Cove in Ledyard
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:13 08:46:50
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)21.00 (21/1)
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NR-2 southbound over the inlet to Mill Cove in Ledyard

NR-2 passing through the Sub Base in Groton, CT as a goose plies the water
NR-2 passing through the Sub Base in Groton, CT as a goose plies the water
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 08:54:03
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Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (82/1)
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NR-2 passing through the Sub Base in Groton, CT as a goose plies the water

NR-2 heads south along Goss Cove and the USS Nautilus in Groton
NR-2 heads south along Goss Cove and the USS Nautilus in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:13 08:53:59
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
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NR-2 heads south along Goss Cove and the USS Nautilus in Groton


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New England Central train 608, with a pair of Florida East Coast Railway GP40s for power, heads south along the Thames River in Waterford, CT as a swan paddles by
New England Central train 608, with a pair of Florida East Coast Railway GP40s for power, heads south along the Thames River in Waterford, CT as a swan paddles by
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 12:42:49
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
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New England Central train 608, with a pair of Florida East Coast Railway GP40s for power, heads south along the Thames River in Waterford, CT as a swan paddles by

608 crosses over the inlet to Smith Cove in Waterford, CT
608 crosses over the inlet to Smith Cove in Waterford, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:13 12:42:50
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)28.00 (28/1)
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608 crosses over the inlet to Smith Cove in Waterford, CT

No, this isn't Florida - a pair of FEC EMDs lead 608 south
No, this isn't Florida - a pair of FEC EMDs lead 608 south
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:13 12:42:55
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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No, this isn't Florida - a pair of FEC EMDs lead 608 south

Ethanol into the woods
Ethanol into the woods
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 12:43:51
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
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Ethanol into the woods

The tail end of 608 passing through Waterford
The tail end of 608 passing through Waterford
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 12:44:26
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
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The tail end of 608 passing through Waterford

Goose overhead!
Goose overhead!
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 12:53:09
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
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Goose overhead!

608 meets the track inspection vehicle in New London
608 meets the track inspection vehicle in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:01:27
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)250.00 (250/1)
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608 meets the track inspection vehicle in New London

608 comes into view with ethanol in New London
608 comes into view with ethanol in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:04:13
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)207.00 (207/1)
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608 comes into view with ethanol in New London

608 pulls ethanol into New London
608 pulls ethanol into New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:04:35
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
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608 pulls ethanol into New London

A track inspection vehicle passes by 608
A track inspection vehicle passes by 608
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:05:46
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
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A track inspection vehicle passes by 608

A track inspection vehicle passes by 608
A track inspection vehicle passes by 608
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:05:58
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
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A track inspection vehicle passes by 608

A track inspection vehicle passes by 608
A track inspection vehicle passes by 608
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:06:19
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)46.00 (46/1)
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A track inspection vehicle passes by 608

Jim throws the switch at the south end of New London yard
Jim throws the switch at the south end of New London yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:34:02
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
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Jim throws the switch at the south end of New London yard

Mark gets his shot of 608's power in New London
Mark gets his shot of 608's power in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:35:06
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Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Mark gets his shot of 608's power in New London

608s power heads back north
608s power heads back north
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:13 13:35:21
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Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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608s power heads back north


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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