Late morning at NAN


Back on May 10th, the weather was pretty good – some sun mixed with clouds – so I was considering going out and shooting a bit.  But with some early morning meetings, I thought I couldn’t make it.  Then I got a message that Amtrak had parked a pair of GP38s on the Ring’s End spur in Niantic.  OK, that’s pretty unique for the area, so I figured I’d take advantage of a small hole in my schedule mid-morning.  Not only was I able to get the power, I also bagged Providence & Worcester NR-2, and an Amtrak Acela and Regional.

With the opening in my calendar, and the call from Vinny, I made my way down to Niantic for a bit.  At the very least I’d get the Amtrak work train power sitting shut down on the Ring’s End siding.  After shooting the pair of GP38H-3s, we made our way down to the boardwalk area and McCook Point park.  While there, Amtrak 171 and 2150 came rolling by.  We did hear NR-2 going through New London station, but I was running out of time, so I headed out.  But as I pulled down Main Street towards the light at the old Mobil station, I heard a “hot rail” call for NR-2.  So I stopped off at the convenience store, propped myself up on a rock, and got a few shots of NR-2 passing by – despite being only a trio of light engines.  Oh, well…still came out pretty good IMHO.

Amtrak work train power in Niantic
Amtrak work train power in Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:10 09:32:59
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Amtrak work train power in Niantic

Amtrak work train power in Niantic
Amtrak work train power in Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:10 09:35:21
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Amtrak work train power in Niantic

Amtrak 171 passing by the work on the Niantic River bridge replacement
Amtrak 171 passing by the work on the Niantic River bridge replacement
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:01:32
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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Amtrak 171 passing by the work on the Niantic River bridge replacement

Amtrak train 171 rolls along Niantic Bay as a seagull glides by
Amtrak train 171 rolls along Niantic Bay as a seagull glides by
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:01:41
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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Amtrak train 171 rolls along Niantic Bay as a seagull glides by

Amtrak 171 slowly rolls past McCook Point Park
Amtrak 171 slowly rolls past McCook Point Park
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:03:28
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Amtrak 171 slowly rolls past McCook Point Park

Amtrak 171 slowly rolls past McCook Point Park
Amtrak 171 slowly rolls past McCook Point Park
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:03:35
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)38.00 (38/1)
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Amtrak 171 slowly rolls past McCook Point Park

Amtrak Acela train 2150 appears at McCook Point Park in Niantic
Amtrak Acela train 2150 appears at McCook Point Park in Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:08:59
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)28.00 (28/1)
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Amtrak Acela train 2150 appears at McCook Point Park in Niantic

Amtrak Acela train 2150 continues east past Niantic Bay
Amtrak Acela train 2150 continues east past Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:09:29
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
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Amtrak Acela train 2150 continues east past Niantic Bay

As work progresses on the Niantic River bridge replacement project, Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolls west on track 2
As work progresses on the Niantic River bridge replacement project, Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolls west on track 2
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:22:23
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
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As work progresses on the Niantic River bridge replacement project, Providence & Worcester train NR-2 rolls west on track 2

NR-2 rolls west through Niantic
NR-2 rolls west through Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:22:55
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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NR-2 rolls west through Niantic

NR-2 rolls along Niantic Bay
NR-2 rolls along Niantic Bay
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:22:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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NR-2 rolls along Niantic Bay

NR-2 continues west through Niantic
NR-2 continues west through Niantic
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:10 10:23:14
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
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NR-2 continues west through Niantic

Seagull sitting
Seagull sitting
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:10 12:29:24
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/1000)
Focal Length (mm)235.00 (235/1)
ISO400
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Seagull sitting


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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