John L Mathis

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UP Bailey Yard looking west from Golden Spike tower on May 12, 2013.

View from the Golden Spike Tower - Union Pacific Bailey Yard (North Platte, NE) looking west including Locomotive servicing and repair facilities: This view was taken looking west from Golden Spike tower of the visitors' center on May 12, 2013. It is 3 images which have been stitched together using PTGUIPro. At the far right is the locomotive inspection and repair shop. To the shop's left is the locomotive servicing and refueling facility. The yard view shows the eastbound hump with the "bowl" in the foreground. The line of locomotives in the foreground and also at the right side of the image are EMD SD9043Mac's which have been sidelined pending a fix for frame problems. In the distance in the center right the westbound servicing facilites can be seen. The panorama was made using a monopod for stability.


Sony A99V - 3 Images - 1/320 sec. - f/13 - ISO 200 - Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 SSM G lens @ 400mm (x3). Processed with PTGUIPro (Panorama Software), Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS6.


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This work is copyright 2013 by John L. Mathis, but licensed under a Creative Commons License.