Another angle bites the dust


On the 17th of May I was able to get out for a few minutes to catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 over lunch.  It was a quick trip out, and I was only able to catch them at a couple spots.  But while out, I noticed one of my favorite angles will soon be no longer available due to some Amtrak fence construction.  Just like Groton tower, where a chain link fence was erected along the south side of the tracks, the area to the north of the Shaw’s Cove swing bridge is following suit.

Yep, Amtrak is installing chain link fence along the west side of the tracks, between the crossing at the Waterfront Park and Shaw’s Cove, making a classic angle a lot more difficult, if not impossible, to shoot.    I guess we’ll see if it’s possible or not once they’re done with the construction.

Anyways, I headed out over lunch to catch P&W NR-2 pulling loaded ethanol out of the NECR in New London.  It was a kind of cruddy, rainy day, but I figured it was worth running out for a bit.  After I got them pulling off of the NECR lead and over the Shaw’s Cove swing bridge in New London, I headed over the river and up to Mill Cove in Ledyard, where I waited to bag them again.  This time, though, the wait would be a bit longer.  Due to the wet rail and heavy loads, NR-2 wasn’t able to make the grade up to and over the Thames River lift bridge.  So they had to back down and clear Shaw’s Cove again, and make a run for the bridge.  The second time they made it, and I got a few shots of them passing by Mill Cove.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:17 12:16:59
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:17 12:17:11
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
ISO800
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:17 12:17:20
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO800
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 pulls a cut of loaded ethanol cars out of the New England Central yard in New London, CT

NR-2s trailing power rolling along the Shore Line
NR-2s trailing power rolling along the Shore Line
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:17 12:19:38
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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NR-2s trailing power rolling along the Shore Line

A harbinger of things to come.  Yep, that's a fence post on the right edge of the frame.  Fairly soon this angle will be all but impossible to shoot.  A chain-link fence is being erected from Shaw's Cove to the crossing at Waterfront Park.
A harbinger of things to come. Yep, that's a fence post on the right edge of the frame. Fairly soon this angle will be all but impossible to shoot. A chain-link fence is being erected from Shaw's Cove to the crossing at Waterfront Park.
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:17 12:19:46
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
ISO400
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A harbinger of things to come. Yep, that's a fence post on the right edge of the frame. Fairly soon this angle will be all but impossible to shoot. A chain-link fence is being erected from Shaw's Cove to the crossing at Waterfront Park.

NR-2's trailing power heads for Shaw's Cove in New London
NR-2's trailing power heads for Shaw's Cove in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:17 12:20:04
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)82.00 (82/1)
ISO800
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NR-2's trailing power heads for Shaw's Cove in New London

NR-2's trailing power heads for Shaw's Cove in New London
NR-2's trailing power heads for Shaw's Cove in New London
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:17 12:20:13
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO800
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NR-2's trailing power heads for Shaw's Cove in New London

NR-2 rolls north along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
NR-2 rolls north along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:05:17 13:16:14
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 rolls north along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT

NR-2 rolls north along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
NR-2 rolls north along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:17 13:16:11
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)21.00 (21/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 rolls north along Mill Cove in Ledyard, CT

NR-2s trailing power skirts past Mill Cove and Erickson Park in Ledyard, CT
NR-2s trailing power skirts past Mill Cove and Erickson Park in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:05:17 13:17:49
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)21.00 (21/1)
ISO400
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NR-2s trailing power skirts past Mill Cove and Erickson Park in Ledyard, CT


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Tom

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