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Morning on the Grafton & Upton

I was off to a slow start in 2014, photographically speaking – my first outing to shoot railroads wasn’t until January 20th.  And as a result of the slow start, the old blog here has been a little stagnant of late.  But I’m trying to change that – first Monday’s post about my upcoming gallery [...]

2012 Photo Recap – October to December

Part four of my five post 2012 photo recap – and this one will cover the last three months of the year.  But wait, if this covers the last three months, what will the fifth installment include?  If you recall in my first recap post (here), I mentioned the last one will feature my night [...]

2012 Photo Recap – January to March

I usually do a monolithic recap of the previous year’s photos, but this year I decided to do things a bit differently – I’ll be splitting it up into five posts.  My main reasoning behind this is I’ve been a bit, um, behind in posting to the blog here.  So to start to make up [...]

Joint NECR/PW/CN Office Car Special

The New England Central, Providence & Worcester and Canadian National Railroads ran a joint office car special, wearing the symbol OCS-1, from St. Albans,VT to Worcester, MA on February 7, 2012.  The train consisted of equipment from all three railroads, and made only one stop in Palmer, MA to pick up a relief crew, and [...]

Magazine Articles, Slide Scans and the Train Show

Busy times lately – both at work and at home.  But I figured it was time for a quick blog post to stir things up a bit and let you all know where things are.  First off, you’ll see my work – both photos and writing – in a couple magazines’ March 2012 issues, one [...]

9/9 – a PanAm birthday

With September 9th (otherwise known as my birthday) being a Friday this year, I took the day off with the intent of going out and shooting for most of the day.  Jill was at work, and the kids were in school, so I could have the bulk of the day to spend with my cameras.  The [...]

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 [...]

Before and After

While I was taking photos on the G&U last month (previous post is here), I took one shot to contrast a shot I took back in October (that post is here).  Here’s a pretty neat side-by-side, before & after look at G&U 1751′s short hood.  The first one I took when Tony & crew were [...]

Missed one – G&U, CSX & MBTA in January

Oops, I missed a bunch of photos from January in my one big post from a little while back.  On January 22, Bob LaMay and I made our annual trip up to the Mystic Valley Railway Society’s calendar judging luncheon.  And as usual, we did a little railfanning along the way.  On the way up [...]

Trackside with TRAINS vol. 156

The next edition of Trackside with TRAINS is up on the TRAINS magazine website!  This time around the subject was Close Clearance, and I submitted a shot of the Grafton & Upton RR switching out Washington Mills in North Grafton, MA, where the buildings are quite close to the tracks.  Voting is open until Sunday [...]