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Orgnoi1
12-20-2006, 10:00 PM
I hadnt really went out for trains today... but how can you resist being told where and when EXACTLY that a train will be... =) ... if you look in number two you can see a hand waving on the right side facing us... thats Kevin (kmchitt) from the forum... on his way to Montreal for the night... I had wanted to catch them in Fort Edward Amtrak station... but everyone was driving just a little too slow...

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_12_20-R-Train01.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_12_20-R-Train02.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_12_20-R-Train03.jpg

stoneylonesome
12-21-2006, 09:20 PM
Nice series of shots, love the first one, really has the look of power to it. Course the ripples and undulations in the rails are a bit disconcerting. :doh :doh Must be Amtraks version of speed bumps. :D

Orgnoi1
12-21-2006, 10:10 PM
This area (the D&H) has all stick rail, no welded rail up there... the most of the trains that go through there are freights and speed limits are 45mph... this isnt too bad though... you should see the areas where they have 10-20mph speed restrictions... let me see if I can find that post that has a good shot of the bad tracks...

Orgnoi1
12-21-2006, 10:14 PM
Here ya go Sandy... http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_10_18-R09.jpg

stoneylonesome
12-21-2006, 10:21 PM
Here ya go Sandy... http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_10_18-R09.jpg

OUCH! good thing they don't get derailments. You'd think it would be cost effect to replace those sections of rail. At least they could increase speed a little.

asull85
12-22-2006, 09:42 AM
QUALITY NECR TRACK! That actually isn't too bad. The track through Belchertown is bad. I had a piece of rail blow out under my train. The good news is, I saw myself on TV that night...


Here ya go Sandy... http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_10_18-R09.jpg

Orgnoi1
12-22-2006, 09:44 AM
QUALITY NECR TRACK! That actually isn't too bad. The track through Belchertown is bad. I had a piece of rail blow out under my train. The good news is, I saw myself on TV that night...

Yeah Tom was mentioning a while back about a 5mph speed restriction area... that has got to be TERRIBLE...

kmchitt
12-22-2006, 01:06 PM
Ross can correct me if I'm wrong but... the track is not that bad, its just an artifact of the lens that magnifies the little imperfections... OR thats what I'm telling myself since I'm running over it at 60MPH! :)

zacker
12-22-2006, 01:48 PM
thats funny... Ross, you should be a Hobo and ride around on trains and not bathe and stuff!! lol

Orgnoi1
12-22-2006, 02:24 PM
LOL yeah as long as it makes you feel better Kevin... its all the lens...LOL

Craig I am cool with everything about the hobo thing except the no bathing...LOL