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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.954 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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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, CT781 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
Two monolights for some fill on the nose and side
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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
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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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
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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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
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_6844.jpg"Missed History"594 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

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Canon EOS 20D
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
Tiffen Circular Polarizer
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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
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_0415.jpgProvidence & Worcester train NR-2 glides south along a freshly frozen Mill Cove on a cold winter morning.541 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC

POTM December 2005
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_MG_1136.jpgProvidence & Worcester train NR-3 heads east out of Willimantic, CT on the first test run between Versailles and Willimantic, CT.429 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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_MG_8599-01.jpgNew England Central train #608 pulls under the Frog Bridge in Willimantic, CT428 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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DPP_0005.JPGNew England Central train 610 works the Kof-Koff Feed distributors in Franklin, CT one snowy evening.425 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 28-135mm IS USM
Handheld with Image Stabilization (IS) activated

POTM May 2005
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_MG_3813-01.jpgThe New England Railcar Association hosted a railcar ride along the New England Central from Palmer, MA to New London, CT. Here the cars are crossing Yantic Falls in Norwich, CT416 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_1518-02.jpgThe Providence & Worcester Johnson City coal extra pulls across Shaw's Cove in New London, CT, and into the New England Central yard to begin it's trip north.399 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_7614.jpgNew England Central locomotive #3851 idles in Willimantic yard as Orion rises in the east399 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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974.jpgThe Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum's fall excursion on the P&W passes through Stoddard Hill State Park in Ledyard, CT394 viewsCanon EOS Elan 7
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
Fuji Provia 100F
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_MG_5506-01.jpgAn empty stretch of track along the New England Central Railroad in Uncasville, CT in the sunlit early morning mist.394 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L

POTM - June 2006
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_MG_1711-02.jpgNew England Central train #558 (aka Providence & Worcester coal extra) heads north through Willimantic, CT passing a P&W brush cutter clearing brush on the currently inactive Willimantic Branch.388 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_1266.jpgA Providence & Worcester Railroad Maintenance of Way hyrail follows P&W train NR-3 out of Baltic, CT on it's way back to Plainfield.381 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro
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IMG_1841-1.jpgShore Line East train, sporting the McGinness "NH" paint scheme, drops passengers at the Old Saybrook, CT station.380 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_1604-03.jpgThe fourth Providence & Worcester coal extra rounds the curve into Indian Leap State Park in Norwich, CT on the New England Central Palmer Subdivision. The train is destined for Johnson City, New York.368 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
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