Saturday, June 14, 2014

Trip to Streamliners at Spencer - 6, The End

Hi, These images were taken on the morning of May 31.  Dale and I elected to leave at noon as the afternoon activities seemed to duplicate what we had already seen and by doing so I could get home that evening.
As we drove into the museum that morning we noticed the FT AB set still sitting where it had been spotted for the previous evening's night photo session.  We managed a few photos before the set was moved.

We then spent the next couple of hours shooting while a few of the locomotives were moved around and spotted out in the yard.

This GE 25 ton locomotive was used to move units that were incapable of doing so themselves.

In addition to the trains, a small car show was held near the entrance.

This FPA4, a former CN locomotive now owned by the Monticello Railway Museum in Illinois (they also own the Wabash F unit present), powered the day's photo freight.

While the photo freight was operating the shuttle train was set up with the CB&Q E5 on one end.

The observation car Sandy Creek, originally used on the New York Central's 20th Century Limited was present (above photo on the right and below).

Amtrak sent their exhibit train powered by their Veterans Unit.

Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Trip to Streamliners at Spencer - 5, The Night Photo Session

Hi, There were 4 locations for night photography on Friday, 5/30.  The DL&W painted ABA set of F3s were spotted in front of the depot,

the roundhouse area was lit,

a number of locomotives and the J 611 were spotted in the yard area, and

the FT A&B were at the end of the photo freight with the DL&W units on the head end.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Trip to Streamliners at Spencer - 4

Hi, Below are a few of the images I took on Friday, May 30 at Streamliners at Spencer.  For the most part they are presented without comment.  It was a great day.

For some the devil is in the details.

Two special excursions were run, one each on Friday and Saturday, from Charlotte to the museum.  The trips included a three hour stay at the museum.  One of Bennett Levin's two attending PRR painted E units powered a three car train of his private cars.  The train is shown coming into Salisbury, NC on its trip from Charlotte at about 2:15 PM (above and below).

One of the Piedmont Trains run by Amtrak for North Carolina Department of Transportation came west a few minutes after the special went east.

The museum's Southern Rwy E unit was used on one end of the shuttle train.

One of the most interesting photo subjects was the photo freight run each day.  Of particular note was Friday's train with DL&W painted F3s.

At the end of our day we photographed the special excursion passing through Salisbury on its return trip to Charlotte.

Thanks for looking.