Two Weeks in NJ – Week 1

NYSW at Port Jervis, NYThe 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…

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2012 Photo Recap – July to September

And here we are, continuing on with the third of five installments recapping my favorite photos from 2012.  My picks for the third quarter of the year include only one from my home state of Connecticut.  The rest were taken in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania – and two involved heritage units.  I guess I gave away one of those shots with this post’s thumbnail to the left.  Read on to find out what the other heritage unit is that I photographed – and, no, it’s not a Norfolk Southern unit either.

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NJ and PA – March 20-22, 2012

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.

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New Jersey June – Part III

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.

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New Jersey June – Part I

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.

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Last month – A week in NJ

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.

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An evening in Bound Brook

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.

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NJ AM – PA PM

The only other time I got to get out and shoot in New Jersey was on the 17th.  I managed to get a few shots in at Bound Brook before heading to the office, then after work I ventured out to Macungie, PA to shoot some night action.  As things turned out, there wasn’t all that much action either in the morning or evening.  But I didn’t get skunked all together.

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Last Tuesday in NJ – 33K & MA-1

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.

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A railfan evening in Bound Brook

This one is from back on September 2nd – yep, still catching up on stuff.  Over my past trips down to New Jersey, I’ve met a few local railfans down there, and every Thursday a group gets together to watch & photograph trains at Bound Brook station.  I figured that a little railfanning with a group of like-minded guys would be a nice change of pace to my usual “go-it-alone” style.  Plus it seems that lately Bound Brook has been my destination of choice – mostly because it’s 2 minutes from the hotel…

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