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Offline Matt L

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A sunset chase of NS H06
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:55:12 PM »
Norfolk Southern runs their local H06 from the yard in Gang Mills (NY) to Geneva from Sunday to Thursday to interchange with the Finger Lakes Railway. In recent years, the crew reports at 5 PM. Add in a few afternoon arrivals at Gang Mills (e.g. NS 36T, 37T and/or 309) ...and the train won't leave right away. Thus H06 runs in darkness for most of the year. However, the long days alte spring and early summer can alow at least some of the northbound run to occur in day light.

Such was the case last week. H06 entered the Corning Secondary (as seen from the High Street Bridge in Corning) around sunset:







Northbound at Oldfield Road in Hornby:



State Route 414 overpass in Post Creek:



By the time train git the State Route 14 crossing Himrod, darkness had fallen:



There was no point in taking photos any further, because there was no background to give any context.

Slide show of the trip:

http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/June%202017/0622%20Norfolk%20Southern

All photos in this post were taken by me Thursday 6/22/107 in central NY.

 
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Re: A sunset chase of NS H06
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 11:25:43 PM »
Thanks for sharing those photos.  The dusk and dark shots were unusual.  I haven't tried that; don't get to the tracks that late, especially at night.

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Re: A sunset chase of NS H06
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 07:21:11 PM »
Thanx, Bill. Night shots are tricky. I do not attempt them often, but H06 is worth the effort.
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Re: A sunset chase of NS H06
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 09:55:50 AM »
I appreciate this time of year for catching certain trains in daylight that can't be seen the rest of the year. Nice catches!
Dan

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Re: A sunset chase of NS H06
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 07:34:22 PM »
Thanx, Dan! H06 certainly falls into that category!

BTW, I als ocaught NS 287 at CP Corning a few hius earlier:







Ferromex auto rack mid-train:



intermodal from NS 206 added onto the end of NS 287:



All photos in this post were taken by me Thursday 6/22/2917 in Corning, NY.

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Re: A sunset chase of NS H06
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 04:57:07 AM »
Great photos Matt!

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Re: A sunset chase of NS H06
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 08:16:20 PM »
Thanx! I am going to try to photograph H06 again later this month. Hopefully, the train will depart Corning well before sunset! 
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