I was going through some old Kodachrome 35mm slides today and ran across this one. Thought you might enjoy this "blast from the past."
This is on the former B&O, at a place called Strecker on 17-Mile Grade. The slide is dated 5/14/1978. This is where we began shooting the pacing shots we used in the video "Train to Everywhere."
This is a 2.25% grade, which is very steep in the railroad business. Ross Rowland is at the throttle. He's got that throttle "on the roof" (wide open) and the reverse is down in the corner. She's make about 9 mph here, and the exhaust is deafening!
And there ain't no diesel anywhere.
For you digital photographers in the audience, this was shot on Kodachrome film and scanned on an Epson V850 Pro scanner at 2,400 dpi. The image was then downsized in Photoshop to 800 x 1090 pixels for uploading here. It required very little color correction or sharpening.