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P&W Willimantic Extra

On Friday March 30th, the Providence & Worcester Railroad ran an extra from Worcester, MA to Willimantic, CT to handle the interchange traffic to and from the New England Central Railroad.  It turned out to be a very nice day, weather-wise, and with summer hours upon us here at work, I decided to take advantage [...]

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 [...]

Ssshhhhhh….PW Extra

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 [...]

Ethanol Extra on the NECR and P&W

As some of you may know a unit ethanol train ran between North Dakota and Providence, RI, carried by a various number of railroads – the last two were the New England Central and the Providence & Worcester.  Well, as the schedule worked out, the NECR and P&W sections were to take place under cover [...]

An “Oh Shit” Evening

You ever have “one of those days” before where things just didn’t go right from the start?  Well, I had “one of those nights” last week.  I found out that the Providence & Worcester would be running an NR-4X to Willimantic under cover of darkness on Thursday night, so I planned on chasing and shooting [...]

Plainfield in the dark

Saturday we spent a nice day down at my family’s place in Old Lyme – the kids played at the beach, and we had a nice relaxing day of kids, burgers, hot dogs & beer (and juice for the kids).  When we got home, as the girls were getting ready for bed, I checked email, [...]

Oct 23rd Part I – Chasing the P&W with Nick

Finally getting through the backlog, and starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  A couple weeks ago I took Thursday the 23rd off from work for a couple reasons.  First, my oldest daughter had a half day from school, and the youngest one had a doctor’s appointment.  Since my wife hasn’t [...]

P&W Saturday extra to Willimantic – 4/21/07

On Friday, I got the go-ahead from my wife to break away and go out on the first day of fishing season. But I wasn’t going fishing, instead I would be shooting photos of trains for a few hours on Saturday morning. Initially I decided to head up to CSX territory on Washington Hill around [...]