Providence & Worcester in CT

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gearhead426

Providence & Worcester in CT

Post by gearhead426 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:12 pm

a few weeks ago, my dad took me to plainfield to see nr2 and nr3, and we chased nr2 to new london.
as a railfan of the P&W, im spoiled by seeing some very rare locomotives. i was luckey enough to see one of 2 b23-s7r "super7" locomotives on nr2.


heres nr2's power leaving the engine house.
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nr2 crosses railroad avenue switching the north end of plainfield yard.
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nr2 pulls 21 ortner hoppers from the south end of plainfield.
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nr3 switches the north end of plainfield when nr2 leaves.
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nr2 in groton, about to switch tilcon.
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about this time, it started to pour with rain. if the train crews work in the crappy new england weather, ill railfan in it too.

heres 2 good shots of the super 7 at groton tilcon.
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nr2 backs over the bridge at winthrop cove in new london.(long hood forewards doesnt happen too often on the P&W)
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a pretty good look at the super 7 in new london.
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heres the back end of that super 7 in a very over grown new london yard.
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because of the weather, we couldnt continue to old saybrook. the super 7 was probably either put on NH1, or turned on the wye for the return trip.
ive got a few more photos of plainfield if anyones interested.
do trains run on labor day?
GEARHEAD426[/quote]

The RailMan

Post by The RailMan » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:19 am

Awesome shots!

I unknowingly spotted a P&W train today! I was up in Brookfield, CT off of I-84 (exit 9 on Rt. 25) for work doing a delivery (we are based 70something miles away in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx) and we are turning onto the road and see a few cars carrying what I'm guessing was plywood and possibly some other lumber products. I didnt have my camera on me, and it was raining pretty bad, so I stayed in the truck and used my cell phone and now have a new background pic on my camera phone.

gearhead426

Post by gearhead426 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:01 am

thanks.
i was recently watching the New England Central in new london after shcool, and saw the P&Wheading northon the other side of the river. the Super7 is still working out of Plainfield, and still facing south.
GEARHEAD426

Guilford Guy

Post by Guilford Guy » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:20 am

nice nice geary.
I remember when we used to take the ferry to Long Island to visit my grandmother and her summer house we'd usually see P&W roll out of New Londone yard with 3 loco's at one end and 1 at the other.
They'd back out then head east.

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