New Haven Line Detail—Seeing Beyond the Whole.

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Metro-North and the State of Connecticut have received 405 M8 electric cars from Kawasaki. These now dominate commuter operations on the New Haven Line.

On Sunday November 8, 2015, I spent the day making photos underwire, and exposed many detailed digital photos of the new electrics using my FujiFilm X-T1.

These cars are unique to Metro-North’s electrified New Haven Line suburban trains. Yet, after a few hours, they can get a bit repetitive.

My challenge was remaining interested in the subject, while searching from new angles and new ways to portray the cars on the move.

Which of these photographs is your favorite?

Milford, Connecticut.
Milford, Connecticut.
M8s at Milford.
M8s at Milford.
Metro-North train 6524 from Grand Central at Westport, Connecticut.
Metro-North train 6524 from Grand Central at Westport, Connecticut.
M8s crossing the Westport drawbridge.
M8s crossing the Westport drawbridge.

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M8s glint nicely.
M8s glint nicely.
Metro-North Railroad logo.
Metro-North Railroad logo.
Third rail shoe for working to Grand Central.
Third rail shoe for working to Grand Central.
Faiveley pantographs for high-voltage AC overhead.
Faiveley pantographs for high-voltage AC overhead.
Conductor gives train 6538 the highball at Green's Farms.
Conductor gives train 6538 the highball at Green’s Farms.
Sunset on a westward train heading for New York City. It will be dark by the time it reaches the Park Avenue tunnels.
Sunset on a westward train heading for New York City. It will be dark by the time it reaches the Park Avenue tunnels.
Panned photo at Norton Heights.
Panned photo at Norton Heights.

 

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One comment on “New Haven Line Detail—Seeing Beyond the Whole.

  1. roy wojahn on said:

    I like the one that you used as the “header”, or the one that shows the tower “631”. I just like the overall composition.