January 2011 Recap

Holy crap does time fly when you’re doing nothing but shoveling snow.  Yep, we’ve been inundated with snow the past month or so here in the Northeast, and I have next to no photos to show for it!  But I did manage to get out a few times to shoot.  So instead of doing each one individually, […]

End of November Stuff

I guess I’m quite a bit behind again.  So to catch things up, I’m just going to do a few posts that’ll bunch things together.  For the first of the house-clearing posts, here’s a few shots from the end of November.  Actually, it’s not everything from the end of November – it’ll be all but one outing. […]

Morning & Evening along the Thames

On the 12th of November, I only planned on heading out one time to shoot – to catch a Providence & Worcester NR-2X carrying 80 empty ethanol cars.  But I really couldn’t pass up the second time – it was something that begged to have a photo taken of it.

Veterans Day Three Way 3

OK, time to start clearing out the backlog.  For this post we’re going back to Veteran’s Day 2010 when I happened to catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 returning to and working in Fairview Yard.  And while they were working, a pretty rare thing happened – yeah, the thumbnail pretty much gives it away, but […]

First day of June – PW and Amtrak 3

More of the same – behind a bit on the postings, and slowly catching up.  This one is from this past Tuesday, June 1st.  Managed to get Providence & Worcester train NR-2 at Fairview and later on at Niantic.  Also, while at Niantic, I managed to get a couple Amtraks – including a very late […]

Steel Wheels and Submarines 4

Still playing catch-up, so here’s some stuff from last week.  Another busy week, so my ability to get out was limited.  Making the best of it, I headed up to the USS Nautilus Overlook Park in Groton a couple times, getting some shots of trains and submarines in the same frame.

Reflections and raindrops, and an Apache

Got a bit behind lately with the posts – but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t out shooting at all.  Actually, it was less than usual, but here’s part one of two wrapping up the last week or so of stuff along the Thames River.  This one covers April 30th to May 5th, and was shot […]

Empty ethanol around the horn, along with the FRA, and FEC for flavor 2

Interesting day yesterday.  Things started out kinda ho-hum, and I figured that I wouldn’t get a chance to head out – had a bunch of stuff at work to do, and what really iced the decision was the fact that Providence & Worcester train NR-2 was coming out of Plainfield as light engines.  Oh, well, […]

NR-2X – the Ethanol move

With the recent derailment in Willimantic of the last run of ethanol (see here and here), the next loaded train took a little bit of a longer route to its destination in Providence, RI.  This time instead of heading from Willimantic to Plainfield over the Providence & Worcester’s Willimantic Branch, it headed straight down the […]

Wednesday Morning Clouds and Afternoon Sun

Busy evening last night and busy day today, so this is a little catch up from yesterday’s shooting.  I was able to catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 under some different weather conditions.  And throw into the mix Amtrak train 171 at the start of things.  Oh, yeah, and like Mark Twain once said – […]