Here we go folks – starting to clear out the backlog of posts! For this first post in quite a while, we’ll go back to the beginning of May 2012 where the Providence & Worcester Railroad took Valley Railroad Mikado No 3025 for a spin around Amtrak’s Old Saybrook wye – which also brought it under the wires of Amtrak’s electrified Shore Line.
Now that they’ve started to hit subscribers’ mailboxes, I figured a note here was in order. I’ve got two articles appearing in the March 2012 issues of the two largest railroad magazines. First is a short piece and a photo in TRAINS as a part of their Funky Freights feature about some of the shipments the Providence & Worcester makes to Electric Boat in Groton. And second is my Valley Railroad article featuring the rebuilding of No. 3025 which appears in Railfan & Railroad. But in addition to the article – which ended up spanning 8 pages in the final layout of the magazine – I landed the front cover! Third magazine cover overall for me (Railpace and Railroad Explorer were the other two), but this was my first time on R&R’s cover! So if you don’t subscribe, head down to your local hobby shop or bookstore/newsstand and pick up a copy. Feel free to let me know what you think of the two articles here, or drop me an email.
And stay tuned for a photo-heavy post from the NECR/PW/CN office car special that ran between St. Albans, VT and Worcester, MA on February 7, 2012.
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I know I have plenty to be thankful for – most of all my family. And this year’s Thanksgiving is a bit more special – it’s also my daughter Katina’s 9th birthday!
On the blog side of things – I know it’s been a while since I posted something, and that doesn’t mean I haven’t been out shooting. Actually, it’s just the opposite. I should be putting up a few new posts in the next couple weeks – some usual stuff, and some different. But the biggest thing I’ve been working on is a project for a magazine, part of it documenting the Valley Railroad’s transformation of the former Knox & Kane Chinese SY into one resembling a New Haven J-1. Here’s a couple photos of the final result.
Just after coming out of the shop for the first time:
And just before being turned by P&W NR-2 on the Old Saybrook wye:
That’s it for now – stay tuned for many more.
Hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving!