New England Central—Telephoto at Brattleboro.

I’ve posted a variety of my New England Central photos on my Flicker account. The link below should direct you there.

Today on Tracking the Light:

Toward the end of June 2019, I visited New England Central’s yard at Brattleboro, Vermont.

It was the first time in many months that I used my old Canon EOS-7D, which I’d fitted with a 200mm telephoto lens.

As the 611 crew was getting organized to take Brattleboro to Palmer turn south, I made these photos.

I’ve always like the Canon color palate, which I believe is a function of their lenses and sensor. This is decidedly different than the digital photos I make with either my FujiFilm XT1 or Lumix LX7. Playing with a long telephoto is always fun, although in recent years I’ve shied away from very long lenses, as I’ve found that they tend to be overused.

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5 comments on “New England Central—Telephoto at Brattleboro.

  1. DAN SMITH on said:

    Sweet music from those SD45s I’ll bet!

  2. 611 is New England Central’s job that operates a Brattleboro to Palmer turn. No relation or connection with N&W’s J, Amtrak’s ACS-64 by that number, or anything else outside and beyond New England Central, which numbers its crew jobs in the 600s.

  3. David A. Cook on said:

    Nice ones, Brian! I especially like No.4 with the billowing exhaust smoke! I have to admit to being of the long-lens fraternity, a la Ted Benson’s early days on SP. Therefore I like you squashing as many SD45s as possible in to the shot (a la Jim Boyd’s intro to Benson’s ‘One Track Mind’!)

    Did you say ‘the 611 crew’????? Bet that N&W tug-boat whistle sounded good echoing ’round the Brattleboro valleys………….

  4. Unfortunately for us, spiritual considerations rarely seem to influence major business transactions.

  5. Anonymous on said:

    As usual, some GREAT shots!, but. I wish they left the CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY alone! It wasn’t broken, so they didn’t need to fix it! NEC:, G&W: Spiritually, I just don’t get it..

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