The Lost Post from August

Looking at the list of photos on the web gallery here – something struck me as odd.  I had no photos posted from the month of August.  So I fired up Lightroom to see what I shot in the eighth month of the year, and much to my surprise, I only got out a couple times to shoot.  Actually, there was only one set of photos I can post to the web – the others are for a publication project, so I’m keeping those under wraps for now.  And what I did shoot, well, was pretty ordinary.  But I figured, what the hell – I’ll post ‘em.

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Digging back into May – NECR 608, ethanol and bruises

Well, here’s another batch of photos I never posted.  Actually, it was for good reason – it involves a bit of personal injury (both to my body and ego), flying cameras, as well as the temporary loss of my glasses.  But the important thing is this – despite risking life & limb (and cameras), I got the shots!  For those of you who attended my presentation for the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts’ Summer Picnic in Palmer back in July, you already know the story behind these photos.  For the rest of you who weren’t able to join us, read on – you’ll get the skinny… Continue Reading →

Friday the 13th – PW in the morning, NECR in the afternoon

On Friday the 13th I actually got a bit lucky.  Not only did I catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 in Ledyard and Groton, but I also caught New England Central train 608 heading south with loaded ethanol, and was able to work a couple birds into the shots – got a swan and a couple Canada Geese.  I also got 608 at a new location for me in Waterford.  Oh, yeah, and I even got called “Tom Ho” over the radio…it was Hawaiian Shirt Friday at work, after all…

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Foggy morning NR-2 and 608

On a foggy April 26th I got a call from a friend that Providence & Worcester train NR-2 was southbound out of Plainfield with a short train.  With a hole in my schedule, I figured it was worthwhile to head out and catch them at Stoddard Hill in Ledyard, CT.  As things unfolded, not only did I bag NR-2 along the foggy Thames, but also the New England Central south end job – 608 – crossed past my lens.

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Willimantic Round Trip

Almost a month ago I was out and about on a sunny Saturday.  Jill and the girls were out at a birthday party, and I was running errands around Willimantic.  But when the scanner lit up on the NECR channel, plans started to change.  But not entirely right away…

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A couple stops in Yantic

OK, I know, I’m behind on my posts.  But I’m making it a point to catch up (thanks Rich!) and get up to date – trust me, the silence here doesn’t mean I haven’t been out shooting.  To the contrary, I’ve actually been able to get out a surprising number of times.  And to start things off, for this post we’re going back to February 3rd and 4th.  Both days I managed to catch the New England Central Railroad in Yantic, CT.  But from looking at the power, you’d never know it was the NECR running through the small village of Norwich.

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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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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. That’ll fall into one of the other catch-all posts.  You’ll see when I post it…

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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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