Vermonter north of Northampton, Massachusetts (and a hint of something to come).

Amtrak’s Vermonter passing an old Tobacco Barn in the Connecticut River flood plain north of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Sunday, June 25, 2017, Amtrak’s mobile App indicated that train No. 54, the Sunday Vermonter had departed Northampton about 7 minutes past the advertised.

Tim suggested we try the location pictured here (right off Massachusetts Route 5). It’s the same spot that about a month earlier we caught Pan Am Railway’s office car special returning from Springfield.

This setting reminds me of locations in Illinois and Iowa, looking across farm fields with old barns as props. In the mid-1990s, I made many photos along those lines.

Exposed digitally using a FujiFilm X-T1 at 1/1000th of a second.
While waiting for the train, I made this view of the barns on infrared black & white film using a Leica IIIa with 50mm Summitar lens fitted with a special dark red filter (designed for infrared photography). More on this project in a future post.

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2 comments on “Vermonter north of Northampton, Massachusetts (and a hint of something to come).

  1. Ken B on said:

    The blue parts of the top of the locomotive blends into the blue skyline. Perhaps you could chop down some trees to make for a better background.

    I see you didn’t bring your folding cow prop.

  2. Michael Walsh on said:

    That infrared is brilliant – real B-movie horror feel about it. There HAS to be a mad axeman in that barn.

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