Gheringhap Sightings w/e 25/7/2015
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 18/7/2015
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 20/6/2015
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 11/7/2015
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 2/5/2015
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 16/5/2015
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 23/6/2012
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 3/1/2015
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 13/6/2015
Victoria, 3-10 to 8-10-2004
To ease in the photo upload process, posts from my recent trip to Syracuse will be posted at a later time. For now, we will skip ahead.
Last Thursday, I knew that 931 was both extremely late, and had CN power. The problem is, I had no updates on the train after it passed Saratoga. After getting out of a Zoom meeting, we started to get ready to leave. As we were doing so, the train activated the Port Kent detector. Now let’s go over some figures:
The Port Kent detector is at approximately milepost 154. South Junction Road is approx. MP 163. That’s about 9 miles. Several locals have timed it, and determined it takes an average freight 14 minutes from Port Kent to South Junction. Here’s where the timing gets sketchy. It’s 11-12 minutes to drive from where I live to South Junction Road. That only leaves about 2 minutes to get ready, and that’s assuming you hear the front of the train hit the detector.
We were in the car as the rear of the train hit the detector, and it took us about 12 minutes to get down to South Junction Road. As we arrived, the gates were going down. Although I didn’t have time to deploy the tripod, I was able to grab some (dark) photos.
The video should have much better lighting. Wow, that’s really bad isn’t it? I didn’t know…
That brings me to another question: Should I post individual days as separate videos, or combine some that are either single train catches and/or near each other (back to back days, etc)? Let me know in the comments… -Harrison
This article first appeared on northcountrytrains.wordpress.com
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