Old 03-08-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Hey guys and gals. I need your help.

For our ten year wedding anniversary (June), we're going up to the New England states. My lovely bride has agreed to give up a little bit of our time so that we can go see the Acela in action. I would love to catch it going fast through some stations - question is, where? We're flying into Hartford, CT and we'll spend at least a couple of days around Boston. We're also planning to drive through RI, MA, NH and even ME.

Any ideas for us (ahem, me)?

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Old 03-08-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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Try the Amtrak station at Old Saybrook, CT.
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The station at Kingston, RI. Fastest you can see them go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rkHL7JTIwM
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Catch 'em in the morning or late afternoon on the boardwalk in Niantic, CT. In fact, stand around there for a while and you'll see LOTS of trains!
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In New London Ct station you can see them squeeling around a sharp curve like a streetcar.
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Thank you for the suggestions. Much appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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MYSTIC!

There is a romantic hotel overlooking the bay and the NEC that is with in walking distance of the station.

http://www.innatmystic.com

You WANT to go there have your romantic interlude in a pretty town with Acelas

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I would suggest the Old Lyme area, my brother and I have caught quite a few in scenic shots there.

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Don't be fooled by the second photograph though, they don't travel that fast along most of the connecticut shoreline, especially the Old Saybrook and New London areas due to bridges, traffic and the stations themselves.

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