My first attempt at railfanning - and all things considered, I thought it went pretty well - A shuttle train of a Genesis P32AC-DM pulling a train of Bombardier Shoreliner cars south to Bridgeport on the Waterbury Branch of Metro North in Seymour, CT.
Shots from my first official railfanning day on 12/18/11 - Seymour & Waterbury, CT
Discovered some old Long Island Railroad C1 Bilevel coaches about 10 minutes from my house. Sometime soon (aka next few days I hope) I’m gonna go back in the daytime and get a better looksie.
Went back to look at those C1 coaches today. Video I shot came out terribly choppy - will have to reshoot so I can edit into something passable
Shitty Railfanning today in Waterbury, CT on MNRR’s Waterbury Branch. Completely spur of the moment after work (No crackheads demanding I drive them to Bridgeport today), but they were running a train of Mafersa coaches and a beat up old Genesis CDOT bought from Amtrak - former Amtrak 840, now has the Amtrak logo spraypainted over w/ a CT Commuter Rail sticker slapped on. Normally these coaches are run on Shore Line East.
Video on my phone spazzed - choppy as a mother, so I erased it.
Contemplating a trip to New York tomorrow, so hopefully some better things to come :)
Coal soot like a boss.
I rode “Hank the Tank”, also known as Flagg Coal #75 at the Railroad Museum of New England today. I plan on writing a legitimate post about it (REMIND ME IF YOU DON’T SEE IT IN ABOUT THREE DAYS), but here’s a picture of coal dust/soot/whatever you want to call it settled on my arm on our return trek to the station in Thomaston.
I was told to wear it as a badge of honor - and it was nice to see Emily (of I Ride the Harlem Line - GO READ HER BLOG, IT IS FANTASTIC…OKAY?) and Otto again. I originally met them at National Train Day in New York last month.
Like I said, a legitimate post is planned - I just wanted to put something up. All the pictures can be found here - and it should be noted that I could not find my real camera today…don’t ask…so these were shot ENTIRELY on my phone. I effing LOVE the camera on my new phone. The HTC Evo 4G LTE is fantastic.
That is a rant for my actual blog, not here…so keep your eyes peeled for the legitimate post & enjoy the pictures on Flickr.
Yes, I know, I still haven’t written a legit post about Steam on the Naugy, like I promised. However, while I continue to procrastinate, watch this video about the steam engine, the people who restored it…and a little bit about the Naugatuck Railroad.
Stupid me didn’t see that this was posted to YouTube about three months ago - I watched it to see if I was in it, as there were filming notices taped up everywhere last weekend. Obviously the footage from this was shot last year.