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It's hard to get a real feeling of speed from still photos of Acela. With the high speed cameras available to today's photographers, such photos usually aren't even blurred. :-)

Although I missed this shot, I thought I'd post it anyway, because it gives a good feel for what it's like to have Acela rush by you at speed.

Today's Acela through Attleboro was easily exceeding 100Mph. These two photos were taken in sequence. I composed and shot the first one, and realizing I had shot it too soon, I immediately composed and shot the second. In the length of time it took to refocus, just a second or so, the train moved that far.

And then it was gone.

Photographed by Jeff Morris, December 27, 2000.
Added to the photo archive by Jeff Morris, December 27, 2000.
Railroad: Amtrak.

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