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The Stoughton local will leave the Shoreline at Canton Junction. The Engineer has both side windowpanes shoved as far forward as they will go, which does not clear of the window opening. The armrest and engineer's position fit the available space. On some roads the side-mirror placement reflected the above. Some RS-3s were also built with narrower cab side windows, so that the panes could be stowed clear of the opening. Rivet- counters might note that this unit has a few inches extra window opening on the left. At the time it also had the last remaining operative steam generator.

Photographed by Ken Patton, August, 1968.
Added to the photo archive by Ken Patton, November 12, 2022.
Railroad: New Haven.

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Classic NH RS-3 photo. This is the 526, wasn't it the one wrecked in Walpole? Parts still in the woods?

Posted by Henry Brown on 2022-11-12 20:12:20

An outstanding example of panning that makes a (then) ordinary subject really come to life. I wonder if you can still pan with the digital cameras. If so, I would like to see more like this. Thanks Ken.

Posted by Ron DeFilippo on 2022-11-13 07:48:46

It's all about shutter speed. In the old days I was using a Minolta SRT101, if I remember it was easy to change shutter speeds, today with Digitals not so. Great capture Ken!

Posted by Bruce Macdonald on 2022-11-13 08:27:02

Great pan shot! Reminds me of the smooth running flywheel driven die cast Hobbytown RS-3 I once owned!

Posted by John Barlow on 2022-11-13 09:21:13

Maybe it is time to break out that old SLR film burner I couldn't bear to dispose of and try some old school lens art.

Posted by Ron DeFilippo on 2022-11-13 22:24:22

I had two of those old "SLR FILM BURNERS" had a hard time giving them up. Although I do like the auto focus feature on the digital, vision not what it used to be.

Posted by Bruce Macdonald on 2022-11-14 08:02:13

Yes, so much less to fiddle with when you are in a state of mild panic trying to get that perfect shot when the camera is minding the focus for you.

Posted by Ron DeFilippo on 2022-11-23 08:11:37

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