New England Central—Southward with 608 on May 17, 2017.

Earlier in the month I’ve highlighted various photographic adventures with New England Central 608 (freight that works from Willimantic, Connecticut to Palmer and back). Today’s post focuses on the southward journey.

Over the years, I’ve photographed many trains climbing the former Central Vermont Railway grade over State Line Hill, and beyond into Connecticut, so this chase is old hat for me.

Yet, I’m always looking for a new angle, or to place today’s train in a classic setting that I may have captured years ago.

These views are all from the morning of May 17, 2017 and exposed with my FujiFilm X-T1 digital camera.

Do you have any favorites?

New England Central 608 at Bunyan Road in Monson, Massachusetts.
New England Central 608 from Academy Hill/Main Street Monson, Massachusetts.
New England Central 608 at Stateline looking toward Monson, Massachusetts.
New England Central tracks at Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
Tight telephoto view of NECR 608 at Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
South of Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
New England Central 608 viewed from the Track 9 Diner in Willington, Connecticut.

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3 thoughts on “New England Central—Southward with 608 on May 17, 2017.”

  1. I agree with M W on the Stafford Springs shot. My favorite
    would be the one from Academy Hill…a working train in great
    scenery.

  2. My favorite would have been the lights of the engine emerging from the arch of trees in the middle photo while retaining the bridge, the brick building sides, and the curve in the tracks, rather than the tight view in the photo directly beneath it.

  3. If you would like a favourite to be nominated, I’d opt for Stafford Springs without the train – it’s a perfect image of a rural small town railway ambience.

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