Post Archives

Categories

One night in Baltic

Last night I got word that Providence & Worcester train NR-2 would be making a right hand turn at Plainfield, heading for Willimantic, instead of their usual run down to Groton and along Amtrak’s Shore Line.  With the train’s change in plans, I also changed mine – originally I was set to meet up [...]

P&W Willimantic Extra

On Friday March 30th, the Providence & Worcester Railroad ran an extra from Worcester, MA to Willimantic, CT to handle the interchange traffic to and from the New England Central Railroad.  It turned out to be a very nice day, weather-wise, and with summer hours upon us here at work, I decided to take advantage [...]

Office Car Special on the Providence & Worcester

Going a bit out of order with today’s post.  On October 19, 2011 the member railroads of the Green Mountain Gateway – Canadian Pacific, Vermont Rail System, New England Central and Providence & Worcester – ran an office car special between Rutland, VT and Worcester, MA.  The train, carrying VIPs from all the member railroads, [...]

Plow on the P&W

On February 10th the Providence & Worcester Railroad ran something rather unique through Connecticut and Massachusetts – a snow plow.  The P&W leased a Russel plow from the Green Mountain Railroad in Vermont to clear some of the snowfall that had plagued southern New England this winter.  And I used a vacation day from work [...]

An “Oh Shit” Evening

You ever have “one of those days” before where things just didn’t go right from the start?  Well, I had “one of those nights” last week.  I found out that the Providence & Worcester would be running an NR-4X to Willimantic under cover of darkness on Thursday night, so I planned on chasing and shooting [...]

P&W Saturday extra to Willimantic – 4/21/07

On Friday, I got the go-ahead from my wife to break away and go out on the first day of fishing season. But I wasn’t going fishing, instead I would be shooting photos of trains for a few hours on Saturday morning. Initially I decided to head up to CSX territory on Washington Hill around [...]

P&W train MFS-5 and the controversial South Windham crossing

This is more for the politicans in Willimantic making a big stink about nothing. Here’s two shots, not exactly superb ones, but they get the point across. One is in Baltic and one at the controversial Route 203 crossing in South Windham, clearly showing two things. First that the crossing protection equipment was working, but [...]