July 26th NR-2 – EMDs in the lead


The next installment of the backlog clearing is from the 26th of July, when I caught a pretty good sized Providence & Worcester train NR-2 at a couple spots along the Thames River.  The only remarkable thing about this train – despite the length – is that the lead power was a pair of EMD GP38s – something unusual for the P&W in this area of the system, where the GEs are usually the power of choice.

This time around, I started my shooting near milepost 7 in Ledyard, CT, where I caught the longer NR-2 running along the Thames in Preston, then into Ledyard.  Once they got closer to me, I also worked a fisherman into the frame as the train approached MP7.  From there, it was off to Goss Cove and the USS Nautilus overlook park for a quick shot there – where a seagull also made a timely landing in the cove.  After that it was off to Fairview Yard a mile or so to the south where NR-2 set out one lumber car, then continued with the rest of the train – primarily gondolas of steel billets and loads of stone from Rawson Materials – down to the signals at Amtrak’s Groton wye, where they’d proceed west.  But Fairview was the last stop for me – the meeting schedule picked up soon after I bagged the train there, so it was back to the office for me.

Here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the photos!

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 crosses into Ledyard from Preston, CT as a bird sits in the Thames River
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 crosses into Ledyard from Preston, CT as a bird sits in the Thames River
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 09:48:07
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO400
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 crosses into Ledyard from Preston, CT as a bird sits in the Thames River

P&W NR-2 makes their way across the inlet to Poquetanuck Cove on the Preston/Ledyard town line
P&W NR-2 makes their way across the inlet to Poquetanuck Cove on the Preston/Ledyard town line
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 09:48:34
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)93.00 (93/1)
ISO400
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P&W NR-2 makes their way across the inlet to Poquetanuck Cove on the Preston/Ledyard town line

P&W NR-2 southbound past Stoddard Hill in Ledyard, CT
P&W NR-2 southbound past Stoddard Hill in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 09:49:02
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO400
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P&W NR-2 southbound past Stoddard Hill in Ledyard, CT

P&W NR-2 southbound past a fisherman near MP7 in Ledyard, CT
P&W NR-2 southbound past a fisherman near MP7 in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 09:49:57
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO400
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P&W NR-2 southbound past a fisherman near MP7 in Ledyard, CT

P&W NR-2 southbound near MP7 in Ledyard, CT
P&W NR-2 southbound near MP7 in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 09:49:59
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO400
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P&W NR-2 southbound near MP7 in Ledyard, CT

P&W NR-2s trailing power heading southbound along a calm Thames River in Ledyard, CT
P&W NR-2s trailing power heading southbound along a calm Thames River in Ledyard, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 09:52:12
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)200.00 (200/1)
ISO400
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P&W NR-2s trailing power heading southbound along a calm Thames River in Ledyard, CT

P&W NR-2 past the USS Nautilus as a seagull heads for a water landing in Goss Cove
P&W NR-2 past the USS Nautilus as a seagull heads for a water landing in Goss Cove
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:03:23
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)29.00 (29/1)
ISO200
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P&W NR-2 past the USS Nautilus as a seagull heads for a water landing in Goss Cove

P&W NR-2s trailing power past Goss Cove in Groton, CT
P&W NR-2s trailing power past Goss Cove in Groton, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:06:14
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)26.00 (26/1)
ISO200
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P&W NR-2s trailing power past Goss Cove in Groton, CT

P&W NR-2s power cuts away to set out a lumber car in Fairview Yard
P&W NR-2s power cuts away to set out a lumber car in Fairview Yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:11:39
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (77/1)
ISO400
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P&W NR-2s power cuts away to set out a lumber car in Fairview Yard

A little rail dip...
A little rail dip...
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:16:44
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)179.00 (179/1)
ISO200
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A little rail dip...

P&W NR-2s power heads back to their train in Groton
P&W NR-2s power heads back to their train in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:17:32
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)26.00 (26/1)
ISO200
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P&W NR-2s power heads back to their train in Groton

P&W NR-2 gets ready to head for Amtrak in Groton
P&W NR-2 gets ready to head for Amtrak in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:19:26
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/500)
Focal Length (mm)130.00 (130/1)
ISO400
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P&W NR-2 gets ready to head for Amtrak in Groton

P&W NR-2 gets ready to head for Amtrak in Groton
P&W NR-2 gets ready to head for Amtrak in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:23:16
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.002 s (1/640)
Focal Length (mm)33.00 (33/1)
ISO400
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P&W NR-2 gets ready to head for Amtrak in Groton

Chalk drawing on a car in NR-2s train
Chalk drawing on a car in NR-2s train
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:26:01
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO400
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Chalk drawing on a car in NR-2s train

Chalk drawing on a car in NR-2s train
Chalk drawing on a car in NR-2s train
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:07:26 10:26:11
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO400
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Chalk drawing on a car in NR-2s train


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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