Time for part 3 of the Lerro Productions 2012 Valley Railroad photo charter – the final installment. Part 1 (first day with the freight consist) is here, and part 2 (night shoot) is here if you missed those posts. The second day of the charter featured what is more familiar to the rails along the Connecticut River – a passenger consist. Of course, the weather continued to not cooperate with the plans for the day, and got the attendees a bit more damp…OK, damp may not be a strong enough word. Maybe soaking wet… But like the previous day, it led to some more interesting shots that wouldn’t have really been possible on a nice and sunny May day.
Yes, it’s been a while since the last “real” photo blog post. So we’ll go back in time here to May when I attended a three part, two day photo charter on the Valley Railroad in Essex, CT (I mentioned this charter back in this post about turning VALE 3025 in Old Saybrook). The charter was put on by Lerro Productions of Pennsylvania and featured the Valley’s newest locomotive – former Chinese SY, now New Haven-ized No. 3025 pulling around a pair of trainsets over the two days. The first day was to have a freight train, and the second day a passenger consist, then sandwiched in between those two was to be a night shoot for a smaller group of photographers. Here’s the story from the first day of running up and down the Connecticut River valley along the former New Haven Railroad in the rain.
As has been recently, I haven’t been able to get out much and shoot anything, never mind any railroad action. But I had to run to Old Lyme after work today, and the sunset was pretty nice, so I checked things out along the Shore Line. But as things would turn out, no trains were in the picture. But I did manage to snap one picture before heading home. And on the way home, something else caught my eye, so I grabbed a shot of it.
I was able to get out and catch two Providence & Worcester jobs today – NR-2 and NH-1. Caught NR-2 rolling past the USS Nautilus in Groton, CT, and later I got ‘em swapping cars and power with NH-1 in Old Saybrook, CT at the Amtrak station. Continue Reading →