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    Crossing the Thames River

    Ducked out for a few minutes this morning and caught Providence & Worcester train NR-2 crossing the Thames River between Groton & New London, CT. All taken with the 20D/Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM

    1. Scaring birds from their perches on the trusses


    2. Looooong train, eh?


    3. Crossing by the moveable span replacement project


    4. Closeup


    5. Across the river in New London, the train makes it's way past the Amtrak station (red brick building)
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    LOL nice shots... whats up with NECR and P&W lately... the trains seem to be getting shorter and shorter...
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    Really nice series of shots, but tell me Tom was the train coming or going. Looks like a push me pull me.
    Love the second one, you've got it all in that one. Truck, train, and boat. all that's missing is a plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgnoi1
    LOL nice shots... whats up with NECR and P&W lately... the trains seem to be getting shorter and shorter...
    Thanks!!

    NECR's been shut down at Monson, MA. They're undercutting the roadbed where it ducks under Route 32 to accomodate the autoracks & doublestacks that will be coming off of the P&W. Line just opened up today (12/20).

    And the P&W - stone season is over, so the Tilcon plants are shut down. No more strings of 20 hoppers until spring.

    Probably see some decent sized trains over the next few days to get through the backlog on the NECR.

    Quote Originally Posted by stoneylonesome
    Really nice series of shots, but tell me Tom was the train coming or going. Looks like a push me pull me.
    Love the second one, you've got it all in that one. Truck, train, and boat. all that's missing is a plane.
    Thanks Sandy! They always run power at both ends down on the shoreline. It enables them to do the switching fast and not impact Amtrak's schedules. No runarounds - all quick and efficient switching. They've only usually got a short window to work on the corridor, so they need to get things done quick. Power at both ends does it.
    Tom Nanos
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