Taken at Union Station in Joliet Illinois around 2007. To me this image evokes strength and power. The massive steel wheels, the enormous braking system, the large coiled load springs and the big bell, rolled in and stopped right in front of me. Glistening in the afternoon sunlight was the radiant stainless steel panels of the coach car.
This image was photographed using a Voitlander Bessa R rangefinder camera with a wartime era 50mm f2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar lens on Fuji black and white film. The image was scanned using a Minolta DiMage 5400 Elite scanner. No image adjustments applied.