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Date: 01/24/22 12:56
Low Light Competition from Contentnea, NC
Author: jaybest

Don Winslow and Lance Garrels have competed in the Low Light Championship for quite some time, resulting in stunning images for the rest of us to enjoy.  Thank you, Gentlemen!

Just to let you know, we have some competitive scenes down here in the south too!  From January 10, 2022, around 4:30 pm:

1.  Contentnea, NC:  junction of the CSX South End Subdivision, the A-Line mainline from Richmond to Jacksonville, and the original mainline, the W&W Subdivision to Goldsboro and Wallace, NC.  The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, completed in 1840 between its namesake cities, was known as the "lifeline of the Confederacy because of its importance in Civil War transportation.  The new mainline, known as the Fayetteville cuttoff, went into service around 1895.  In the photo, we are looking northward toward Rocky Mount, NC and Richmond along the double-tracked mainline.  The W&W merges in from the right.  The signals are relatively new, PTC era signals and replaced a steam era signal bridge equipped with searchlights. 

2.  Amtrak 79, the southbound Carolinian leans into the 60 mph curve on track #2, headed south and west to Selma, NC, Raleigh, NC and ultimately Charlotte, NC.  

All enjoy, especially Don and Lance!

Jay Best
Raleigh, NC


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