Classic Chrome: NJ DOT E8s at South Amboy, New Jersey, December 1981.

Here’s one deep from the archive: I was traveling with my father and brother and we’d come to South Amboy to watch the engine change where E8s were replaced by venerable GG1 electrics on New York & Long Branch passenger trains (North Jersey Coast Line) running from Bay Head Junction to Pennsylvania Station, New York.

We got lost on the way down and ended up in a post-apocalyptic waterfront at Perth Amboy.

Finally, we were trackside at the South Amboy Station.

I exposed this Kodachrome 64 image using my Leica 3A with 50mm Summitar 
I exposed this Kodachrome 64 image using my Leica 3A with 50mm Summitar. I’ve made some necessary adjustments using Adobe Lightroom to compensate for nominal under exposure and the contrast limitations of the original image.

Here’s a slightly improved variation: It should have a bit more ‘snap’ (contrast in shadows).


Tracking the Light posts everyday!

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