Silar's Dog & Fiber Show

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Dogs. Fiber Arts. Occasional Cats, Trolleys & Trains & Flowers. And other moments from my life that I find interesting.
**Motorola ic902 - Probably the best of the (poor) choices with Nextel for a camera phone.
**Canon Powershot A430 - Oh, how I love thee, let me count the ways....Primary camera - if it a good photo, this took it.
"No one has to know that I’m just a paper tiger
Living in a condo built on bullshit and sand..."
-- Chris Orbach - I Outdid You
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
-- Katherine Hepburn

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You know you are a railfan when...

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Bookmark and Share get caught in stopped traffic by a train, and instead of swearing
about it like everyone else, you go purse-diving for the camera :-)

yourhermione says:

very cool!

13th Apr 2006, 13:49

paintist says:

did you count how many carriages too!

14th Apr 2006, 12:20

silar31 says:

Nope, no carriages here, this was a freight train. This crossing is just at the end of a railyard, and the train actually didn't go all the way across - it pulled across and then reversed to switch onto another track. This track leads to a part of town where there used to be a lot of furniture factories, now there are only one or two left down there so switching is the main activity the track sees. It's still a fairly busy yard as it's one of the few intersects for Guilford (formerly Boston & Maine) and Providence& Worcester. We don't get passenger trains here any more - too far west of Boston for the commuter rail, and Amtrak has never come through town.

14th Apr 2006, 15:23

silar31 says:

Oh, and given the single engine and how far it had to pull across to switch, I'd say it was a short train - 15-20 rail cars, tops. Most likely they were assembling a longer train to continue on the P&W; line.

14th Apr 2006, 15:26

silar31 says:

Yeah, when they are switching here the intersection can get tied up for a long time. Fortunately, there are many side streets and such to use to get around it if need be.

15th Apr 2006, 01:52