Pan Am Railway’s EMD F-Units in the Snow; a Second Look.

My Lumix LX7 is a superb tool.

Sometimes I use it as my primary camera.

Often I keep it handy for grab shots.

Near Soap Stone, Massachusetts I made this trailing view across the Deerfield River. Sure the trees block part of the train, but I like the overall atmosphere of the scene. Lumix LX7 photo.
Near Soap Stone, Massachusetts I made this trailing view across the Deerfield River. Sure the trees block part of the train, but I like the overall atmosphere of the scene. Lumix LX7 photo.

On Monday February 15, 2016, I used the LX7 along with my FujiFilm X-T1 to photograph Pan Am Railways executive F-unit with the company office car train. (See: Tracking the Light Special: Pan Am Railways Office Car Special (OCS)—February 15, 2015.)

Where most of my photos were made with the Fuji, I augmented my efforts with Lumix.

Why? Because each camera  produces different results.

On this occasion, I used the Lumix LX7 for some tight angles on the special train.

A report of a broken rail had Pan Am Railway's office car train moving at a walking pace. Bad news for operations, but a boon for the photographer. At the last moment I made this grab shot with my Lumix. It's among my favorite shots from the day's efforts.
A report of a broken rail had Pan Am Railway’s office car train moving at a walking pace. Bad news for operations, but a boon for the photographer. At the last moment I made this grab shot with my Lumix. It’s among my favorite shots from the day’s efforts. White flags are a nice touch. Better get out your train-order era rule book: white flags mean ‘running extra’.
Years ago, my dad brought me to Boston & Maine's roundhouse in Somerville. There I recalled staring in awe at a B&M F7A in McGinnis blue paint. Who could have imagined that more than 45 years later, F-units would be working the Boston & Maine Fitchburg mainline. I think that's pretty cool. Lumix LX7 view near Zoar, Massachusetts.
Years ago, my dad brought me to Boston & Maine’s roundhouse in Somerville. There I gazed in awe at a B&M F7A in McGinnis blue paint. Who could have imagined that more than 45 years later, F-units would be working the Boston & Maine Fitchburg mainline. I think that’s pretty cool. Lumix LX7 view near Zoar, Massachusetts.
Here's a trailing view. PAR-1 seems to get most of the glory, so I though to make a photo of PAR-2 as it rolled by me.
Here’s a trailing view. PAR-1 seems to get most of the glory, so I thought to make a photo of PAR-2 as it rolled by me.
Neat tail car! Six-wheel trucks must make for a nice ride.
Neat tail car! Six-wheel trucks must make for a nice ride.

I processed the Lumix RAW files in Lightroom to bring out shadow detail, and where necessary to adjust overall exposure, and alter color saturation and contrast to make for the most pleasing images.

Which of these do you like the best?

Tracking the Light takes a new Angle Every Day!