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25-20110318-1320706060-_MG_7558.jpgLooking down the side of Amtrak 1561790 views
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20-20110318-1320706060-_MG_7509.jpgAmtrak 156 in her Phase I commemorative paint scheme1783 views
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01-20100809-420204365-_MG_0949.jpgA flower growing up through a crack in the concrete1608 views
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_MG_7258.jpgThe power for Connecticut Southern Railroad train CSO-1 warms up in the chilly morning air of West Springfield, MA, next to a pair of idle CSX locomotives. The train would soon head south to New Haven, CT with over 120 cars - just over one mile long.958 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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_MG_4633-01.jpgA sliver of a moon sets as an ex-New Haven Railroad EMD FL-9 quietly rests at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic, CT785 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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_MG_1317-03.jpgProvidence & Worcester coal extra pulls into the New England Central Railroad's Willimantic yard while spitting out some flames from the exhaust.708 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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_MG_1365-01.jpgProvidence & Worcester coal extra pulls through Stafford Springs, CT on the New England Central Railroad.670 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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_MG_1348-01.jpgProvidence & Worcester coal extra runs along the Willimantic River in Mansfield, CT. The train just passed Eagleville Dam heading north on the New England Central Railroad623 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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_MG_6844.jpg"Missed History"598 viewsAn empty bench watches Providence & Worcester train NR-2 glide south past Mill Cove in Gales Ferry, CT.

You can read a more in-depth essay about the rail photography situation in the September 2005 issue of CTC Board Railroads Illustrated

I was inspired to take this photo by the bullshit going around that photography of trains is somehow illegal. If we are to stop watching and taking pictures of railroad operations - our grandchildren's history - what will happen? If we are to stop watching & photographing trains, aren't we just bowing to the terrorsts? Have they really won? To me the empty bench overlooking the passing train is what the future may look like. I'll do what I can to prevent that.

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin, 1760

If you would like this in poster form, which also has the title at the bottom in a black border, click here to visit my CafePress store.

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_MG_1296-01.jpgProvidence & Worcester coal extra running on the New England Central Railroad in the pouring rain past Norwich Harbor in Norwich, CT.570 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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_MG_0415.jpgProvidence & Worcester train NR-2 glides south along a freshly frozen Mill Cove on a cold winter morning.544 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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POTM December 2005
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_MG_0425-01.jpgCrossing Winthrop Cove in New London, the train begins its trip north eventually to St. Albans, VT493 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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_MG_6105.jpgA fan watches Providence & Worcester train MFS-5 skirt along the Shetucket River in Windham, CT on it's way east to Plainfield, CT479 viewsCanon EOS 20D
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04-20110912-1320706060-_MG_6290.jpgCSX train Q-191 heads west through Bound Brook, NJ444 views
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