Willimantic


Trackside with TRAINS.com #151

OK folks, the latest edition of Trackside with TRAINS.com is up on their site, and the subject this time around is something near and dear to my heart – NIGHT!  I submitted a shot from the CT Eastern RR Museum I took 4 years ago, and is probably my favorite night shot overall – this […]


On the way back from Stop-N-Shop

On Sunday the 17th I had to run down to Stop-N-Shop for some last minute supplies for dinner.  Heading out there things were quiet in Willimantic – traffic waiting for the PW to pick up, and no activity in the NECR yard.  The trip back home, however, things were a bit different.


The Willimantic Moonshine Nighttime Two-Step

On the 6th of October I got some information from a friend “in the know” about a couple nighttime ethanol moves on the New England Central around Willimantic, CT.  So after my wife & I put the kids to bed, I headed out to see what I could shoot.  With the timing of the moves, […]


CERM 7th Annual Night Photo Shoot 2

On September 25, 2010 the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum hosted their 7th annual Night Photo Shoot.  Fourteen photographers from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey converged on Willimantic, CT for an evening of photography, while at the same time supporting the museum’s future operations.


9/11 Part II – Dancin’ with the Brothers Donovan

On the evening of September 11, 2010 all four of us headed out for an evening of food, beer (only for Jill & I) and music.  A friend of ours’ band – The Brothers Donovan – was playing at Fred’s Brick House in Willimantic.  Since it’s an all-ages restaurant, and the fact that the last […]


Two trains on the NECR 2

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.


Labor Day NR4X

Still getting through the backlog of stuff.  Now we’re up to last Monday – Labor Day – where we did a couple family chases.  Both were quite spur of the moment, but both were not successful.  On the other hand, without the failure, the successful one probably would not have happened.


PW NR2 and NECR (or is it FEC?) 608 with empty cans and a sub

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 […]


A week’s worth – Amtrak, NECR, PW, FEC and ethanol

Continuing on the backlog here – but instead of what I would normally do and make one post for each “outing,” instead I’m putting together one massive post with a week’s full of shots in it.  Basically taking care of pretty much the entire backlog in one fell swoop.  In this catch-all post, you’ll see […]


Southbound Switcher

Oh how easy it is to fall behind on things.  Like usual, I’m a bit behind on my postings here, so here’s one from a week and a half ago – July 5th.  I had Monday off since it was a company holiday, so I took a little time in the morning to do a […]