At Mansfield, Massachusetts, Amtrak’s Acela Express trains are allowed up to 150 mph.
The other day, Kris Sabbatino and I stopped by the former New Haven Railroad Shoreline Route to witness these high-speed trains in motion.
We caught Amtrak train number 2167 (Boston -Wash D.C.) approaching maximum speed.
This gave a short blast before passing the MBTA station platforms, which provided a few seconds advance warning.
Working with my FujiFilm XT1 set for ‘Turbo-flutter’—what I call the fast motor drive ‘continuous high’ setting—I exposed a burst of three digital images as the train raced by.
My shutter was set to 1/2000th of a second.
I converted the RAW files using Iridient X-Transformer image conversion software that makes these into DNG files for adjustment by Adobe Lightroom.
Below are the three closest images in sequence.
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