A four year wait to photograph a train passing over Walloomsac River on the branch to North Bennington, Vermont
Returned to Rice Fuels in Charlemont, MA to photograph a train passing.
A six hour wait at Bernardston, Mass. in zero degree weather yields images that could have unfolded 50 years ago.
It was time to take the recently completed 4x5 camera out for some testing at night. A little stream along Metro North's Harlem Line was selected.
The slow transition to large format film photography
At the junction of the Delaware & Hudson’s Colonie Main and the Boston & Maine’s Mainline sits XO Tower. Built in 1914, the structure is elevated to give the operator a clear view of the tracks while controlling train movements through the junction and into the railroads’ respective yards.
I tried shooting this location and instead of getting an image like this one I got soaked: fell into the Castleton River. If you’ve ever seen the Castleton River, you know just what an insult this is. It looks like a swamp. Maybe you’ll just get your boots wet. LOL, NOPE. Somehow there are tufts of grass right next to six-foot-deep water!
On a beautiful fall afternoon I didn’t see a single train on the drive between Troy and Whitehall, New York. Excellent news, perhaps it will be a busy night. I was going to Vermont to photograph the Canadian Pacific’s line along Lake Champlain at night. I drove right past magic hour in farm country to twilight at Benson Landing, Vermont.
I came to Fort Montgomery, New York twice to photograph trains on the River Subdivision passing a scuttled barge. Originally built to carry bricks, its last job to was to protect a now defunct marina from the Hudson's winter ice flows. While the towns along the west shore of the Hudson are reliativly quiet, the River was busy.