Halloween in Palmer, Massachusetts October 2015.

Late Autumn in a familiar place: on October 31st, I met Rich Reed & company at Palmer for a visit at Palmer Hobbies and lunch at the Steaming Tender. Rich was dressed in costume as one of the Blue Brothers from the early ‘80s film.

Rich Reed as one of the Blues Brothers. Lumix LX7 Photo.
Rich Reed as one of the Blues Brothers. Lumix LX7 Photo.

Afterwards we observed New England Central’s freight from Brattleboro, job 611, that arrived at the Palmer diamond led by tunnel motor (originally an EMD SD40T-2, now designated an SD40-2) number 3317 in Genesee & Wyoming corporate paint—colors that are remarkably well-suited for the day: orange, yellow and black.

New England Central 611 cross in CSXT's former Boston & Albany at Palmer. Lumix LX7 Photo.
New England Central 611 cross in CSXT’s former Boston & Albany at Palmer. Lumix LX7 Photo.
 Lumix LX7 Photo.
Lumix LX7 Photo.

From Palmer we traveled up to West Warren to roll by Amtrak’s westward Lake Shore Limited against a backdrop of late-season foliage.

Amtrak 449 the westward Boston-section of the Lake Shore Limited passes the old mills at West Warren, Massachusetts on Halloween Day 2015.
Amtrak 449 the westward Boston-section of the Lake Shore Limited passes the old mills at West Warren, Massachusetts on Halloween Day 2015.  Lumix LX7 Photo.

Tracking the Light posts everyday!

 

One thought on “Halloween in Palmer, Massachusetts October 2015.”

  1. That Rich Reed is one Hot Spook for sure. I can almost envision him approaching the crew of that freight and demanding “TRICK OR BEER !”
    Great colorful scenes. Well done !

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