Providence & Worcester train NR-2 skirts along the Thames River in Preston, CT
NR-2 and the tiny bridge
Much closer now, Providence & Worcester train NR-2 passes by a small tidal pool along the Thames River in Ledyard, CT with the Mohegan-Pequot bridge in the distant background.
Reflections of NR-2
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads south through Ledyard, CT past a calm tidal pool.
NR-2's tail end
The tail end of P&W NR-2 crosses over the inlet to the tidal pool in Ledyard
Stone, swans and foliage
P&W NR-2 continues south along the Thames River as some swans paddle by, and the spring foliage begins to bloom
New Signals at NAN
Amtrak Signal Maintainers work to install a new signal mast at NAN interlocking as a part of Amtrak's Niantic River Darwbridge replacement project.
Fencing at NAN
A contractor for Amtrak works to install fencing along the edge of the new right of way at the Niantic River Drawbridge. On the other side of this fencing will be the replaced boardwalk.'
171 Approaching NAN
Amtrak train 171 approaches the Niantic River Drawbridge from the Waterford, CT side.
Amtrak 171 at NAN
Amtrak train 171 heads west through NAN and over the Niantic River drawbridge in Niantic, CT. Visible in the background is the new drawbridge, which is slated to be in service later this year.
Two-Fer at New London
Two cargo ships unload at the State Pier in New London. The ships are the Bright Laker (rear) and Persenk (fore).
Thames River Lift
A view of Amtrak's Thames River Lift Bridge, carrying the Northeast Corridor over the river between Groton and New London, CT
Two-Fer at New London
Another view of the Bright Laker and Persenk unloading at the State Pier in New London.
Bright Laker unloading
Detail of the cargo crane on the Bright Laker unloading cargo
Two Freighters at New London
The first time I've seen two bulk freighters unloading at New London's State Pier. On the left is the Panamanian flagged Bright Laker, and on the right is the Malteese flagged Persenk.
Bow-on view of Persenk
The freighter Persenk unloads cargo at the State Pier in New London, CT. In the background, peeking above the treeline, is the beacon at the US Coast Guard Academy
Bow-on view of the Bright Laker
Unloading at State Pier in New London
Acela over Shaws
A westbound Amtrak Acela crosses over the Shaw's Cove Swing Bridge in New London, CT
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