Yesterday, we ran an extra train to Conway.
‘Extra’ in the traditional sense:
Since this was not a scheduled train; its authority was granted using train orders and thus operated as a ‘extra’, which must display white flags.
I organized small banners on the short hood of the locomotive to advise observers of our opening date.
On Saturday, June 20th Conway Scenic will commence its Summer 2020 operating season.
Trains will board for Conway at 930am and 3pm; and for Bartlett at 1230pm.
Trains depart 30 minutes after boarding.
I exposed this photo with my Lumix LX7. To compensate for midday light I adjusted contrast, shadows, highlights and saturation using Lightroom.
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We’d heard there was an extra move.
We didn’t know what it was.
I got a bit confused as to where the extra was in relation to the regular northward New England Central 611 (that runs weekdays from Brattleboro to Palmer and back).
After being out of position, and some quick driving to recover, we managed to get the extra on the move at Vernon, Vermont.
This consisted of the lone New England Central former Southern Pacific ‘tunnel motor’ (SD40T-2 number 3317) hauling some ballast cars.
Unusual to say the least!
The regular freight followed about an hour later.
Both photos were exposed using my FujiFilm X-T1 with 90mm Fujinon telephoto lens.
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