German Electric in Connecticut—November 2015.

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Siemens-built ACS-64 640 zips along with Amtrak train number 160 at Milford, Connecticut on the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.

The other day, I made this image from the far end of the station platform. I set my shutter to 1/1000th of a second, pulled the zoom back to its widest position (18mm), and had the drive set to ‘CH’ (continuous high)—which allows for a rapid burst of images.

Amtrak train 160 at Milford, Connecticut.
Amtrak train 160 at Milford, Connecticut.

This arrangement of settings allowed me to catch the locomotive very close and in sharp focus.

Here are two additional  images from the burst:

This one is a bit more distant but features more of the background and right-of-way.
This one is a bit more distant but features more of the background and right-of-way.
Nice capture on the logo. However, if this had been my only view, I'd be disgusted with my effort.
Nice capture on the logo. However, if this had been my only view, I’d be disgusted with my effort.