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.
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.
Last week on the first of November I managed to catch New England Central train NERWNE (or #608 going by the old symbol) at a couple spots in southeastern Connecticut – first was with their usual freight in the late morning through Uncasville, and another with some ethanol in the evening light of Norwich bound for the Providence & Worcester. Both times the train had Florida East Coast GP40 #417 for power.
On the morning of September 11th, I asked my daughters if they’d like to come out with me to shoot an ethanol train (OK, I didn’t say “ethanol” since they’re 5 and 7, and have no idea what ethanol is). The older one said “naw, I want to stay with mommy,” but the little one had an enthusiastic “yes!” as her answer. So Callie asked Katina if she could use her camera while we went out, which Katina gladly gave her permission. With cameras in hand, we headed out in search of an empty ethanol train.
On the day after my birthday, September 10th, I headed out in the morning for a bit to shoot a little, despite the cloudy weather. But as usual, I never let the weather conditions discourage me from shooting, and in fact, I think it helped in one case. Continue Reading →
On September 7th, the Providence & Worcester Railroad ran an extra from Worcester, MA down to Groton, CT, and I managed to photograph it between Central Village and Groton, while running into a couple other photographers along the way. This is going to be one of the more vague posts, keeping some of the particulars out of it, along with a good chunk of the photos. But trust me, you’ll get a flavor of what’s going on. And if you want to see more of the photos, try and make it to my slideshow up at the Amherst Railway Society’s October meeting. Some of the unseen will be seen there…
August 27th – a Friday – graced us with some beautiful weather – and a half day at work for me. That ended up translating into two trains and a submarine that crossed in front of my lens. The odd thing was the power used on one of the trains – they were quite a distance from their home turf. Still made for an interesting train to shoot.
Yep, it sure has been over two weeks since my last post. But don’t fret, I’ve been out shooting over that period of time. Granted, not as much as I would have liked, but I have been out there killing pixels. Here’s a quickie from a little while back on my trip home one afternoon.
On the last day of June, I took the day off to fix my car (emissions system was throwing a code, and the inspection was due). Once I fixed it, and had it tested for emissions (it passed), I decided to see if I could find any trains in the area to shoot. It was a nice sunny day, so why not?
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.