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Back in July 1968, I went shooting old steam technology such as this
(steam engine),
at the Quebec railway station «La Gare du Palais» shown at many place on TE
(Gare du Palais I;),
(Gare du Palais II;), and
( Gare du Palais III;).

I was carrying my newly second hand Practika 35mm. The Canadian National Railway 4-8-2 Class U-1 Mountain type locomotive CNR #6218, built in 1932 was downtown. This was my early experience with photography. I was using an Ektachrome 160 ASA, 35 mm diapositive film and shot this one with a high F and a high speed in a sunny day.

This is the orignal shot (Diapositive converted in 4 x 7 print then scanned) with no alteration wih photoshop even if temptation to do so was great. Electric poles still there together with a lot of visual pollution which remain intact.
In the workshop you will find the locomotive a little bit more at left. Then in the second workshop you will find the same place 37 years later, ...amazing n'est-ce-pas?

Here are few specifications of the mountain type locomotive :

• wheel configuration 4-8-2.
• Length is around 93 feet,
• height 15 feet 1 ½ inches.
• Operating weight 637,540 lbs.,
• tractive effort 52,500 lbs. (no booster).
• Driving wheel diameter 73 inches.
• Operating pressure 260 psi.
• Cylinders 24 inch diameter,
• stroke 28 inches.

Other technical informations at :

http://www.6060.org/history6060.htm
http://www.6060.org/6060development.htm

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