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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:37 am 
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Oops, then I'll have to rebuild her again. Stay tuned.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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rlsteam wrote:
Oops, then I'll have to rebuild her again. Stay tuned.


Richard -

Don't do it!!!!!!



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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:13 pm 
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Sorry, Les, for authenticity's sake I had to make this version also:


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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:00 pm 

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rlsteam wrote:
Sorry, Les, for authenticity's sake I had to make this version also:

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Richard -

Since you didn't eliminate the previous "rebuild", I can live with it. Especially since it is the "authentic" Railroad Fair version. I found PRR8157's photo of the "backdated" #222 on another website and in the corner of that photo is what the 222 looked like with the centered headlight in regular service. I kind of wonder why the C&EI kept the Atlantic around so long as the railroad had quite a fleet of Pacific's. Was she actually used on a particular train? As reserve power? Or......?


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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:11 pm 
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Steve,

Thank you for making the effort to post those images. Really enjoying them a lot
You are very welcome. I had no idea what photographs were hiding in the old slide cases when I found them in my Dad's basement but I kept them hoping for old family pictures. Little did I know that these Railroad Fair images were in there plus the journals that dated them. More to come.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:15 pm 
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Les Beckman wrote:
Steve -

Dang! Wish that post wouldn't have gotten in the way of your Dad's shot of C&EI 4-4-2 #222. There was some talk about the C&EI preserving this Atlantic, but unfortunately, it didn't happen. BUT, the drivers and valve gear were saved and put on display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry where, with a push of a button, the drivers and valve gear would rotate! Wonder if that is still on display there?

Les
I wish that the dirt on the slides was gone. I might try alcohol and q-tips to clean any if you want me to try.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:36 pm 
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With the images you are posting, I am cleaning up the dust, etc. (especially in the sky) with my imaging program, PaintShop Pro 7. The main tool is called "Salt and Pepper Filter." I also use "Blur, Average" to smooth out the sky. I also do an automatic color correction to move the image toward the bluer side (restoring sky color) and remove the color cast. I also enhance the contrast some, and sharpen the image.

I am no expert but I would caution against using alcohol or Q-tips on the slides. A soft brush, like an artist's brush (usually they recommend camel's hair) and also a pressurized air spray (like they recommend for dusting computers) are probably the best tools. I am sure there are experts out there who could chime in.

Some of your previously posted images are on my web site:
http://www.railarchive.net/rrfair/rrfair_photos.htm

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:31 am 
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For not being an expert you certainly get nice results. Better than I could do.

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My Dad said that they would use two trains to serve as a curtain to end the show.

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Photos from September 1948

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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Great shots! Keep them coming. The note about the "final curtain" is a new wrinkle for me.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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rlsteam wrote:
Great shots! Keep them coming. The note about the "final curtain" is a new wrinkle for me.
I remember my Dad talking about the show and the locomotive curtain. I did record my Dad's life memories on audio cassettes and can go back and see if I got that recorded.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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ImageVacationland Exhibit

ImagePageant Grandstand

ImageRock Island Rocket Village

ImagePulman Standard Exhibit

All photos from September 1948.

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All photos September, 1948.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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I have added ten of Roderick O'Connor's 1948 fair transparencies to my RR Fair web site, http://www.railarchive.net/rrfair/rrfair_photos.htm.

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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ImageThis is a photograph of the trailing units of the C&O "500" Turbine unit:

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All photographs from September, 1948

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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair
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rlsteam wrote:
I have added ten of Roderick O'Connor's 1948 fair transparencies to my RR Fair web site, http://www.railarchive.net/rrfair/rrfair_photos.htm.


After looking at a couple other sites on the Chicago Rail Fair I can say yours is by far the best and most complete. Very nice work.

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