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_MG_5017.jpgAs the MetLife blimp floats above the Hartford skyline, Connecticut Southern Railroad train CSO-1 is waiting in Hartford Yard for two southbounds to clear so they can head north to West Springfield, MA.242 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L

POTM August 2005
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_MG_5480.jpgNew England Central train 610 pulls out of Willimantic yard, passing under the view of the Town Hall's clock tower.180 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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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, CT397 viewsCanon EOS Elan 7
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
Fuji Provia 100F
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DPP0005-sm.jpgProvidence & Worcester train NR-2 passes through the USS Nautilus Memorial in Groton, CT349 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_6878.jpgProvidence & Worcester train NR-2 glides southbound along the Thames River through Groton, CT on a sunny morning304 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
Tiffen Circular Polarizer
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_MG_6004.jpgSunrise in Franklin, CT as some farm equipment rests, ready to work the hot summer day in the fields.226 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L

Third Place - Agriculture - 2005 Lebanon Country Fair
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_MG_3532.jpgCentral New England Railroad (CNZR) EMD GP-20 #3006 gets ready for the days duties along the Griffin Line between Windsor and Hartford, CT172 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_4300-cropped-web.jpgPanning shot of a hopper car wheel on it's way into the Cargill feeds complex in Franklin, CT223 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_4296-web.jpgNECR train 608 conductor waits as the train shoves back for a coupling in Franklin, CT. The second conductor on the ground is watching the shove further down the tracks.215 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L

POTM June 2005
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711-web.jpgA swan lands in the cove at Stoddard Hill State Park in Ledyard, CT as Providence & Worcester train NR-2 speeds past southbound.197 viewsCanon EOS Elan 7
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
Fuji Provia 100F
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_MG_3358.jpgThe Acoustic Surftones at Oobah's Deli in Willimantic, CT113 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 28-135mm IS USM
Canon 420EX
2nd curtain flash sync, bounced off of ceiling
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_MG_2515-01.jpgSignal guarding the interlocking at Far Hills, NJ goes from red to green after a NYC bound train passes370 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L

POTM April 2005
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IMG_1430.jpgA pair of New England Central GP-38's work the Palmer, MA yard in the morning sun207 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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IMG_1739.jpgNECR trains 608 and 610, both based out Palmer, MA, combined for the trip north from Franklin, CT222 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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katina-horse.jpgMy oldest daughter Katina and her favorite horse135 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L

Second Place - Portraits - 2005 Lebanon Country Fair
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_MG_3572.jpgSouthbound Amtrak Shuttle crosses the Connecticut River Bridge between Enfield & Windsor, CT295 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_4323.jpgAs a thunderstorm starts to downpour, outlawed NECR train 608 parked on the Runaround track in Franklin, CT, awaits a fresh crew. Silos in the background are part of the Cargill feed plant, and the silo in the foreground is the Kof-Koff feeds complex.250 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_4488-01.jpgThe Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum's GE 25-ton locomotive poses for the 2005 Night Photo Shoot323 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_3487.jpgProvidence & Worcester train NR-2 heads northbound past the budding spring foliage around Mill Cove in Gales Ferry, CT on a cloudy afternoon.247 viewsCanon EOS 20D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
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_MG_6844.jpg"Missed History"607 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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