The Providence & Worcester Railroad recently acquired three former Burlington Northern Santa Fe GE B40-8W locomotives. One of those – now numbered P&W 4005 – has recently received a new paint job, putting the former warbonnet into P&W chocolate and orange. And after one other trip down this way, I got a chance to photograph the widecab while on the point of train NR-2.
The next installment of the backlog clearing is from the 26th of July, when I caught a pretty good sized Providence & Worcester train NR-2 at a couple spots along the Thames River. The only remarkable thing about this train – despite the length – is that the lead power was a pair of EMD GP38s – something unusual for the P&W in this area of the system, where the GEs are usually the power of choice.
Way back on June 8th I was able to get out and shoot a bit in the morning. I intented to duck out and shoot Providence & Worcester train NR-2 along the Thames River. But as things worked out, I ended up catching two P&W jobs in the Groton/New London area – both carrying empty ethanol tanks back to the New England Central Railroad. A nice change of pace.
Last Friday was a pretty good day, photographically speaking. I ended up taking the day off from work for a couple reasons – first, later in the evening I was putting on a presentation about the railroads along the Thames River for the Northeast Prototype Modeler’s Meet out in Collinsville, CT (BTW, if you’re a modeler, specifically interested in the prototype aspects of the hobby, this meet is one you don’t want to miss – some great workshops & examples!). But earlier in the day, I wanted to get a couple specific photos to add to the show – one on the New England Central Railroad, and the other on the Providence & Worcester. Well, because the NECR job got set back due to the tornado up in Monson, MA, so my only shot was with the P&W. I did manage to get that shot and add it to the show (the first one below). I also ran into a couple other fans, and chased NR2 as far west as Black Point in Niantic. All in all, a fun morning running around with the cameras.
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.
Last Monday I had to head out for lunch, and as things worked out I managed to catch a couple Providence & Worcester trains. Not that the first was really planned out, but the second was caught completely by chance.
Back on the 14th I managed to get out and catch a couple Providence & Worcester trains – NR2 and the empty ethanol K667. The color was just starting to change down in southeastern Connecticut, and I managed to get some of that color into a couple shots. I also managed to squeeze K667’s entire 85 car (82 cars and 3 locomotives) train into one frame using the telephoto lens.
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).
Once again playing catchup with the posts – at least I’m only a couple weeks behind… In this one I’m going to roll three days into one post – they’re not consecutive days, but rather are geographically connected. And, yes, I’ll be brief on the words…
Almost up to date with the postings. Here’s some stuff from the first day of July where I caught two Providence & Worcester trains – NR2 in the morning, and K667, an empty unit ethanol train, over lunch.