Foggy, cloudy morning


This past Monday started out with a pretty heavy fog hanging over most of the Thames River valley in southeast – making for some nice photo possibilities.  But by the time Providence & Worcester train NR-2 made their way south, the fog usually lifts and is out of the picture, so to speak.  At least on my way in, the New England Central was working and I managed to grab one frame as the train backed into the thick low-hanging cloud.

While heading south through Franklin on Route 87, the scanner woke up with some conversations on the NECR channel – it sounded like there was a train working down around the runaround.  So I took a little detour down Murphy Road to see if they were working Kof-Koff – and as I crossed the tracks, I was greeted by an empty scene.  But the scanner was still going – maybe at the south end…

When I took a right back onto Route 87 from 32, I heard the conductor say “gates are down, and crossing is clear” and I then saw the train shoving back across the crossing to the north.  By the time the traffic cleared, I was able to get a quick shot as they continued to shove north into the fog bank

New England Central train 610 in the early morning fog of Franklin, CT
New England Central train 610 in the early morning fog of Franklin, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:03 07:22:34
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.005 s (1/200)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO400
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New England Central train 610 in the early morning fog of Franklin, CT

Not a bad start to the day…but it was time to head to the office.

Fast forward a few hours.  I had a meeting get cancelled last minute, so I could get out for a few and try to catch P&W NR-2 on their way south.  Well, since it was a bit later than usual, I managed to catch them at the USS Nautilus and Fairview only.  Still managed to get a few decent shots in.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passing through the Sub Base in Groton, CT
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passing through the Sub Base in Groton, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:03 09:51:19
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (77/1)
ISO800
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Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passing through the Sub Base in Groton, CT

 
NR-2 southbound past the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove in Groton
NR-2 southbound past the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:10:03 09:51:22
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)26.00 (26/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 southbound past the USS Nautilus and Goss Cove in Groton

 
NR-2 making their way through Fairview yard in Groton
NR-2 making their way through Fairview yard in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:03 09:55:08
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 making their way through Fairview yard in Groton

 
NR-2 making their way through Fairview yard in Groton
NR-2 making their way through Fairview yard in Groton
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2011:10:03 09:55:18
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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NR-2 making their way through Fairview yard in Groton

 
NR-2 continues south through Fairview yard
NR-2 continues south through Fairview yard
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:03 09:55:45
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.004 s (1/250)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO800
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NR-2 continues south through Fairview yard

Then I had to get my butt back to the office for (yet) another meeting.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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