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, I’ll roll them all into one big meaty sandwich of a single post.  In here you’ll see some slices of the New England Central, Providence & Worcester along with some Amtrak goodness.

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FEC/PW/GMTX on the NECR with Ethanol

Last Friday another 40 loaded ethanol tanks made their way south out of Willimantic towards New London on the New England Central Railroad.  I managed to get a few shots of them in Montville and New London.  The only thing is you’d never know whose railroad it was judging by the locomotives leading the train.

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NECR & PW Ethanol

Monday night, New England Central train NERWNE brought 40 loads of ethanol south out of Willimantic.  But instead of bringing them all the way to New London, they tied up in Montville for the night.  So first thing in the morning they took the train of moonshine south to New London for the P&W to pick up.  Then after lunch, the Providence & Worcester brought the loads north

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2011 Calendar – Steel Wheels & Submarines

It’s that time of year again – the 2011 calendar is ready!  This year’s calendar is titled “Steel Wheels and Submarines” and features 13 of my all color photos photos taken along the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut of the NECR, P&W, Amtrak and FEC (yes, I said FEC). I’m putting it out a bit earlier than I did last year, and giving you guys a chance to save a little money. If you purchase it before November 1st, you’ll get 10% off the regular price! Here’s a preview of the entire calendar. Purchase link should be part of the preview, and just in case you can’t see the preview, there’s a link below that which should bring you to the page over on Lulu.com (the publishing site).




Down here on the south end of the New England Central Railroad, we’ve had a visitor from down south working on the Montville switcher job for the past week or so.  One of the four Florida East Coast locomotives has been assigned the duties on train NERWNE recently.  Last
Friday I had a chance to shoot it at a somewhat new spot in Montville.

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A week’s worth – Amtrak, NECR, PW, FEC and ethanol

Continuing on the backlog here – but instead of what I would normally do and make one post for each “outing,” instead I’m putting together one massive post with a week’s full of shots in it.  Basically taking care of pretty much the entire backlog in one fell swoop.  In this catch-all post, you’ll see Amtrak, NECR (with NECR and FEC power) and the P&W for railroads, and the usual passenger, freight and a couple ethanol moves thrown in for good measure (both empty and loaded).  Yep, there’s a lot of stuff here to check out…

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Last week – Acela, NR2 day & night and a PW Reroute on the NECR

Phew, once again I’m running a bit behind…story of my life.  But I did manage to get out a bit last week and grab a nice variety of moves – some pretty run of the mill, and a couple that were quite unique.  Too bad the unique ones were a result of the PW derailment in Lisbon, CT, but at least I was able to capture those jobs.  Now onto the stuff…it’s going to be a long one, so grab your favorite beverage, buckle up, and enjoy the ride… Continue Reading →

A few new angles for Amtrak and the NECR

Part two of my catchup posts involves some new angles I scouted out on Friday – one was in the morning on the New England Central, and two were in the afternoon on Amtrak’s Shore Line – one in Niantic, and one in Old Lyme.

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A couple shots across the river

Kind of a hectic day today, but I managed to get out for a short spell this morning.  Of course, things didn’t go exactly as planned – no Providence & Worcester action, but I did manage to get the New England Central across the river as they headed north through Montville.

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Last week in pictures – NECR, PW, Amtrak & FEC day and night

So I managed to get out a few times last week – including one night jaunt shooting both the Providence & Worcester and New England Central (both sporting “foreign” power).  Other stuff from the week was the P&W and NECR in daylight – including an ethanol move, along with a couple Shore Line Amtrak runs.

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