N12 van 24503 swings along on the rear of BOR723 at State Line. It may look level here, but the train has just descended a nearly 1% steady grade from Richmond summit, 5 miles back to the east. That's the reason for the "brake smoke" wreathing the train.
GP40-2 3354 leads a 4 unit light engine set eastward past the gantry signal at State Line at 15:40. This was the last classic signal gantry left on the B&A and with the single-tracking of the B&A became redundant and was removed, hated to see it go!
The two other people and myself who took up this position on the east side of Muddy Pond thought we'd get some great shots with the foliage near peak and the unusually mirror-like surface of the pond, but we got 'skunked" by a cloud deck on the eastern horizon which put everything in shadow......GRRRR! C36-7 6644 leads BOSE along the pond at 08:17. A TV6 passed on the other track a few moments later while BOSE was still rolling by.
Finally, the sun clears the cloud deck just in time for this SPL301 which cruises along Muddy Pond at 09:10. I believe, but cannot confirm, this is a set of new M6 "Metropolitan" commuter cars being delivered to New Haven. Older M2 and M4 cars transiting offsite for work were usually just hung on the end of a symbol freight.