Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Steve and Dave's Excellent Gaspe Adventure (part 2)

Part 1, Part 3 and Part 4.

Right off I should mention that this series took place on Saturday, August 11, just to alleviate any confusion.

Back onto route 132. The next location was New Richmond. In the few minutes we had before he arrived at 07:36, I noted a snowplow and a few other MOW pieces parked behind the neat little station. The Chaleur stopped at the station here for a few minutes before heading on.

We shot him as he approached a highway overpass at 07:51 near Caplan (nice location).

The next major stop was New Carlisle, which has a full yard, although much of it is under weeds. There is even a one-stall engine house. I took a few shots of CFMG 001, a bright red snowplow. The train was there by 08:30.

For me, the highlight of the trip was Port Daniel. The station is not easily photographed, but there is a bridge just north/east of the station that is very photogenic. I set up down by the boats in the harbour and shot him rounding the corner onto the bridge. The light was great and the scenery was awesome. I loved that spot. He was at the station by 09:15 and did a double stop before crossing the bridge at 09:24.

We went to the other side of the Port Daniel tunnel and I shot him crossing a trestle at 09:46, while David shot him going under the highway. The light was a little TOO bright on the stainless steel cars.

The next location was outside Chandler, at a lookout at 10:07. I shot him from one side and David took the other. I think David got the better side here.

Another great location was a beach where the track runs right alongside the beach, with its red cliffs. I just took video there, around 10:40. We next took a going away shot at 10:56.

Next... a view of the Perce rocks and the beach at Douglastown before he arrived at Gaspe. Part 3.

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