Tracking the Light Extra! Pan Am Railways Office Car Train Today.

This morning (November 14, 2018), I traveled with my old friends Paul Goewey and John Peters to make photographs of Pan Am Railway’s office car train.

The OCS began its run at East Deerfield Yard for its run down the Connecticut River Line to Springfield and Hartford Line toward Berlin and then to Plainville, Connecticut.

A gust of wind kicks up the dust at East Deerfield Yard filtering the back lit morning sun. Exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 with 18-135mm zoom lens.
Exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 with 18-135mm zoom lens.

Normally the bastion of Pan Am’s well-kept FP9s, today the OCS ran with GP40s because of the need to have cab-signal equipped/Positive Train Control compliant locomotives on Amtrak’s Hartford line and related connections.

Exposed using a FujiFilm XT1 with 18-135mm zoom lens.

I made these backlit photos in the morning from the old ‘East Deerfield Railfan’s Bridge’, a span soon to be replaced as the new bridge is nearing completion.

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One comment on “Tracking the Light Extra! Pan Am Railways Office Car Train Today.

  1. BenBachman on said:

    As someone who was a frequent visitor to East Deerfield during the 1970s, but have lived on the opposite side of the country for the last 4.5 decades, the changes in the track arrangement, and other aspects of the genera scene, as illustrated in Brian’s photos, are mind boggling. Well, you can’t stop the march of time.