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CN 566 had timed out the night before, and sat in Elmira all day on Tuesday. I know a number of people took advantage of this and went to grab some shots of it during the day. I wasn't able to make it during the day on account of work, so figured I could at least go there and get some night shots as this is a location I had been curious to see for some time, but had yet to check out. I talked to a plant employee at Lanxess before taking shots just so they wouldn't wonder why I was lurking in the parking lot at night, and then had fun trying some different exposure settings for around half an hour in total before calling it a night. The three lights in the background proved to be a bit of a challenge for the 50mm lens (showing a bit of flare in other locations in the image), so I switched over to the 55-250 which for whatever reason handled it better. This was taken around 2130.
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Caption: CN 566 had timed out the night before, and sat in Elmira all day on Tuesday. I know a number of people took advantage of this and went to grab some shots of it during the day. I wasn't able to make it during the day on account of work, so figured I could at least go there and get some night shots as this is a location I had been curious to see for some time, but had yet to check out. I talked to a plant employee at Lanxess before taking shots just so they wouldn't wonder why I was lurking in the parking lot at night, and then had fun trying some different exposure settings for around half an hour in total before calling it a night. The three lights in the background proved to be a bit of a challenge for the 50mm lens (showing a bit of flare in other locations in the image), so I switched over to the 55-250 which for whatever reason handled it better. This was taken around 2130.

Photographer:
James Knott [196] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/30/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4138 (search)
Train Symbol: 566 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Waterloo Spur (search)
City/Town: Elmira (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. @Keith, I’ve been out way later even just in Hamilton. Not much in the way of interesting nights shots here until midnight or so. I was home and in bed by 11pm for this one. Not too bad. At least I didn’t have to stake out the actual run of 566, which yes, I would consider to be some serious dedication haha. :)

    @Jason, thanks! I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect that it will. I recall a shot from Kevin Flood earlier of a 566 somewhere on the Waterloo Spur that was unable to make it back within the window.

  2. Really nice scene James. I hope this happens to 566 again.

  3. Wow! Now that’s dedication!

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