On October 3, 1993—27 Years Ago Today—I made this Kodachrome slide of a Conrail eastward freight on the former Boston & Albany.
I’d set up with a Nikkormat FTN fitted with a Nikon AF28mm lens.
I wanted to exemplify the deep rock cuttings and so made use of the afternoon shadows.
The lit marker lamps on the lead locomotive was an unusual and unanticipated detail that make this photo more interesting.
Twin Ledges is a pair of rock cuts on a double S-bend in the Berkshires timetable west of the old Middlefield Station on the Boston & Albany mainline.
My late friend Bob Buck of Warren, Massachusetts, had first shown me this iconic location in 1982, and I’ve made countless visits back to this spot over the years.
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