The last couple weeks of September brought me back to northern New Jersey for work again, and of course I managed to get out and shoot a bit. I visited some of my usual haunts – both in daylight and under cover of darkness, as well as added a couple of others spots – including a late-night stop on the New York, Susquehanna & Western. This was also a trip where I aimed to experiment a bit more with my nighttime flash setups – I did mix that experimentation in with some of the more run-of-the-mill stuff. Read on to check it all out…well, at least the first week in this post…
I had to make another trip down to NJ last week for work – of course the cameras came along. Granted, it was a shorter trip – only three days as opposed to the usual full week, so time to get out and shoot was limited, but I did manage to shoot a little. And I did get some new material – namely the East Penn Railroad, along with some of the usual suspects – CSX, New Jersey Transit and Norfolk Southern. At least it wasn’t snowing… Read on for the full story and photos.
And the final installment from my June trip to Joysey. This is another morning/evening look that happened on June 16th, but was at two of what I consider to be the “low hanging fruit” locations – Manville and Bound Brook, NJ. But since it was a Thursday, there was a group of other railfans at Bound Brook in the evening, which made for some great conversation to pass the time between trains. Not that there was much time between trains. And there was a rare three-way meet on NJT at the station as well.
Last month I had to make another trek to the Garden State for work, and unlike the past couple trips, I actually got to get out and shoot a bit. Not as much as usual, but I did manage to make it trackside a few days. Even made it over into Pennsylvania one evening for a little Keystone State fun. This is Part 1 of 3 covering two evening visits to Bound Brook.
Last month I had to make a trip down to New Jersey for work again. And as I mentioned in my last post about an evening in Rensselaer, I’ve finally gotten around to posting the shots. So instead of doing each day as a single post, I’m going to lump them all together into one big monolithic post. Well, not too big – it ended up at 40 shots in all, taken both in daylight and by the light of the Lumedyne. Read on for the overview and bunch of photos.
Back on February the 8th I had to go down to New Jersey for the day (training class at work). So to avoid traffic, I hung around the area for a bit and headed north around 5:30ish, avoiding much of the traffic in the northern Garden State. Since I only had a limited amount of time, I decided to head down to Bound Brook and see what I could shoot. Well, as things turned out, I got some pretty cool shots.
Most of last week I was in New Jersey again, and with the limited daylight this time of year provides, most of my shooting was either at dusk or in the dead of the night. My first shots were on a cloudy Tuesday evening just before I checked into the hotel when I stopped in Bound Brook. Luckily I managed to catch a couple trains there.
With the days progressively getting shorter, time to shoot outside of work hours is getting limited. But that doesn’t mean I put the cameras down and not shoot. Just means I have to work with the cards I’ve been dealt. So while I was on my trip to New Jersey, I headed out to shoot before and after work – shooting in the dawn and dusk hours in the northern Garden State.
Last week I had to go down to New Jersey again for work, and as usual, I made my way trackside to shoot in the off hours. Here’s the first part of the week – the last two days of August.
I guess it’s been the theme of the week – taking the easy way out and heading down to Bound Brook, NJ to shoot in the off hours. Actually, on Thursday heading to Bound Brook was actually an afterthought – a result of horrid traffic on the highway. I was planning on heading down to the Elizabeth NJT station on the advice of Steve Barry for some nice shots along the Northeast Corridor. But the traffic changed those plans. So I was off to the usual spot. On a certain level, I’m glad I got caught in traffic.