Sunday, June 4, 2017

On the Valley Line Today - Saybrook Special Northbound

At the risk of repetition, this is my busiest time of year at work so nothing much has been going on at The Valley Local. I missed the NEProtoMeet this weekend since I was working - and due to all the late nights, I even missed posting a Wordless Wednesday last week (first time ever, I think).

But today, my first and only day off in a while, I was able to get down to the RR crossing for a few minutes to record the June "Saybrook Special" And I even tried a little video editing for the first time, creating a title screen and cross-fading four different clips. I just wish I knew why the video quality itself was so poor. Guess I need a tripod...

In any event, I can see the light at the end of the tracks - and that's the End of Legislative Session and the Return to Normalcy. I've been chomping at the bit to get back to the basement and have the guys over again for Photo Library nights - and I'm looking forward to sharing my progress here again. Hope you're able to come along for the ride.

In the meantime, enjoy this little video - which could have been taken in 1948, but was shot just a little while ago . . .

And here's the southbound run (much better video quality, and unedited - maybe I shouldn't have YouTube perform "video enhancements")


  1. Hi Chris, thanks for posting that...I was wondering if you were going to...that was me hanging out of the parlor car

    1. Great to see you! I just wish the video quality was a bit better %^)