Electric 611, Branford, Connecticut.

There’s something catchy about certain engine numbers. Norfolk & Western’s streamlined J-Class 4-8-4 611 is world famous.

A few months back I featured Chicago Metra’s 611, which is an EMD F40C diesel-electric.

So how about an electric with the number 611. Here’s one of Amtrak’s shiny new Siemens-built ACS-64 electrics, number 611, with train 161 at Branford, Connecticut.

It was noon at the Shore Line East station on January 10, 2015 when I exposed a rapid sequence of this modern locomotive.

Amtrak 611 leads train 161 westbound at Branford, Connecticut on January 10, 2015.
Amtrak 611 leads train 161 westbound at Branford, Connecticut on January 10, 2015.

The tricky part of making the photo was selecting the correct exposure for the window of sun between the overhead bridge and the platform. The sun was bright, but lighting from the side. I made several test photos before the train burst into the scene.

Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens; f4.5 1/1000th of a second, ISO 200.

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Trailing view of 161 at Branford, CT. 200mm lens.
Trailing view of 161 at Branford, CT. 200mm lens.