Pan Am Railways—‘New’ SD40-2 on the roll with RJED—9 fresh photos!

Tracking the Light Daily Exposé!

RJED—Rotterdam Junction to East Deerfield, a good ol’ fashioned carload freight.

Yesterday (Monday November 16, 2015), I heard the train working at Hoosick Junction and set up at Hoosick Falls. After a bit of a wait, I was rewarded by the roar of diesels.

Pan Am Railways 507 leads symbol freight RJED working east from the CSX interchange at Rotterdam Junction, New York. Seen here on the old B&M at Hoosick Falls, New York, just before noon on November 16, 2015. FujiFilm X-T1 photo.
Pan Am Railways 507 leads symbol freight RJED working east from the CSX interchange at Rotterdam Junction, New York. Seen here on the old B&M at Hoosick Falls, New York, just before noon on November 16, 2015. FujiFilm X-T1 photo.

The 3rd locomotive in consist was one of the former Quebec, North Shore & Labrador SD40-2 in fresh Pan Am Railways blue.

A batch of these handsome locomotives arrived on the property just last week, so I was keen to catch one, even if trailing.

North Pownal, Vermont. FujiFilm X-T1 digital photo.
North Pownal, Vermont. FujiFilm X-T1 digital photo.
The drama of modern railroading isn't always front lit. Image adjusted for contrast in post processing using Lightroom
The drama of modern railroading isn’t always front lit. Image adjusted for contrast in post processing using Lightroom.

The Boston & Maine west end is an old stomping ground, and I’m well-versed with locations and the chase route, so I made the most of a clear sunny afternoon. It helps to know where to go, where to park, when to zip ahead, and when to relax.

North Adams, Massachusetts. FujiFilm X-T1 digital photo.
North Adams, Massachusetts. FujiFilm X-T1 digital photo.

Pan_Am_3402_North_Adams_DSCF7269

Along the Deerfield River east of Soapstone, Massachusetts. FujiFIlm X-T1 photos.
Along the Deerfield River east of Soapstone, Massachusetts. FujiFIlm X-T1 photos.

Pan_Am_3402_DSCF7313-2

Pan_Am_Railways_3402_DSCF7337

Fresh Pan blue paint, that’s pretty cool; and a freight with all EMD 645 diesels, sounded great!

Pan_Am_Railways_3402_detail_DSCF7342

Tracking the Light posts daily!

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Pan Am Railways—‘New’ SD40-2 on the roll with RJED—9 fresh photos!”

Comments are closed.