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    A six pack, some 30 packs and a train at PLAIN

    After hearing the report of the CSOR's leased SD40-2, CEFX 3398, heading south on the NECR to New London on Thursday evening, and bound for the P&W for some work, I decided to head out for some pix on Friday morning. First stop was New London for the SD40.

    When I arrived around 7:30am, the CEFX unit was spotted on the siding next to F&F Distributors. As chance would have it, one of the receiving bays on the rail side was open, and in it was a couple pallets of Milwaukee's Best 30
    packs. Aha! - the fist part of the title.

    Closeup of the nose with the 30 packs in the background:


    (that's a lot of crappy beer!)

    And a wider shot:



    Once I got my shots (I grabbed a few more, but those went to the magazines), I decided to head up Route 12 and try to catch P&W NR-2 somewhere on their way south. Turned out I got to Plainfield in plenty of time to catch them making up their train for the trip south. Here's some shots from PLAIN. And there's the second part of the title...

    NR-2s power heading off the Willi branch onto the Norwich Branch at PLAIN:



    The conductor guiding the power onto the NB:



    They cut off the 4003, as it would be the northern power on NR2:



    The two conductors confer as a cut of Tilcon hoppers heads back to coulpe up
    with the 4003:



    The northern part of the train now rests at PLAIN:



    Already at 8:30am, it was freaking hot!



    NR2s southern power (2011/3005) pulls the bulk of it's train past PLAIN:



    The conductor literally throws a switch:



    And finally, 4003 shoves across the Route 14A grade crossing for a hitch south
    of the road:




    Thanks for looking and enjoy!
    Tom Nanos
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    Tom real nice pics... tells a nice story!! I am curious on shot 3 and 7 though... the switch there seems to be REALLY leaned left... was that a shot error or is it really that bad? it seems that a top weighted car would almost have troubles there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgnoi1
    Tom real nice pics... tells a nice story!! I am curious on shot 3 and 7 though... the switch there seems to be REALLY leaned left... was that a shot error or is it really that bad? it seems that a top weighted car would almost have troubles there!!
    Thanks Ross!

    Nope, that's the way that quadrant track is - #3 I did a bit of rotation, but that's from my chronic leaningtotheleftitis. #7 is as-shot. It's probably only 10MPH track anyways, so it wouldn't make a difference. Trust me, I've seen worse track around here.
    Tom Nanos
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