Bellows Falls at Noon.

May 24, 2015, fellow photographer Tim Doherty and I aimed to intercept Amtrak 57, the southward Vermonter at Bellows Falls. Vermont. (Is there another?).

Exposed with a Fuji X-T1.
Exposed with a Fuji X-T1.

It’d been a few years since I last visited this classic railroad junction. My first visits were back in the late 1960s early 1970s, when my family would come up to experience the old Steamtown.

I was impressed to find the old three-head searchlight signal still in operation by the station. These relics are disappearing fast. I feature the searchlight among other vintage signal hardware in my new book Classic Railroad Signals now available from Voyageur Press.

Exposed with a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.
Exposed with a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.
Amtrak station where? Exposed with a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.
Amtrak station, where?
Exposed with a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.
Exposed with a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.
Exposed with a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.
Searchlight signals were once common but are rapidly being replaced.
Searchlight signals were once common but are rapidly being replaced.
Amtrak 57 makes its station stop at Bellows Falls. Exposed with a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.
Amtrak 57 makes its station stop at Bellows Falls. Exposed with a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.

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One thought on “Bellows Falls at Noon.”

  1. Mmmh…..interesting platform surface 🙂 I wonder what the RSC would make of that?
    Mark

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