Twenty Years Ago Today: Chicago & North Western at Jefferson Junction

From my classic Kodachrome file: it was on the evening of April 19, 1995 that I made this photo of a pair of Chicago & North Western GP9s assembling their train at Jefferson Junction, Wisconsin for the run up to Clyman Junction.

I used a low angle, but using my Nikkor 35mm perspective control (pc) lens, I adjusted the front element to hold the vertical lines in parallel, thus avoiding the unnatural looking parallax effect.

Exposed on Kodachrome 25 slide film using a Nikon FT3 with 35mm pc lens.
Exposed on Kodachrome 25 slide film using a Nikon FT3 with 35mm pc lens.

C&NW was just weeks away from being absorbed by Union Pacific. It was the end of an era. Hard to believe it was really 20 years ago!

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