Extra on the Redstone Branch—Six Photos.

Yesterday, July 3, 2020, Conway Scenic Railroad operated an Extra out the Redstone Branch as a training exercise.

This gave engineer trainee Adam some throttle-time working with freight cars, and two trainmen experience switching and flagging.

I used the opportunity to make photos of our crews at work.

This was the first time I’d seen GP35 216 out on the branch.

The Redstone Branch is the route of the former Maine Central Mountain Division east of Mountain Junction in North Conway, NH running toward the border with Maine. Portions of the line along the North-South Road in North Conway were relocated when this bypass highway was built a few years ago. It is some of the finest track on the railroad.

I adjusted camera RAW files exported from my FujiFIlm XT-1 into Lightroom for final adjustment for presentation here. This included minor changes to contrast, localized exposure, saturation and color balance.

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