Clear Signal CP83—December 27, 1997.

At 8pm on December 27, 1997, I exposed this view looking west at CP83 in Palmer, Massachusetts.

Mike Gardner and I were returning from one of our all day photo adventures in the Albany area and we decided to make a few more photos before heading home.

The signals lit and there was a green on the mainline, indicating a westward train was near.

This back in Conrail days, when the Boston & Albany route was still very busy with freight. It was years before the old Union Station was transformed into the Steaming Tender restaurant. And there were a few more buildings and businesses on Palmer’s main street.

It was more than a decade before I bought my first digital camera and I exposed this using my Nikon N90S on Provia 100F color slide film.

CP83 at Palmer, Massachusetts on December 27, 1997.

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5 comments on “Clear Signal CP83—December 27, 1997.

  1. Christopher Playford on said:

    Is it the lighting or are there green vegetation on the ballast?
    Nice shot though!!

  2. Robert Willoughby Jones on said:

    Stunning image, Brian. Great work!

  3. Brian Dobbin on said:

    Sorry, but you picture does not load

    • Although when I proof the posting on my Apple I can see the photo file, I’ve re-inserted the photo at the top of the posting and altered the image size. Hopefully you’ll be able to see it now. I really don’t know why sometimes select viewers cannot load the picture files.

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