Frontier Yard, Buffalo, December 3, 1988.

It was 30 years ago today that I exposed this Kodachrome 25 slide at the east-end of Buffalo’s Frontier Yard.

In this view, there are two westward freights on the former New York Central Water Level Route.

I was fond of Conrail’s six-motor General Electric diesels, and C36-7 6620 caught my eye.

Looking east on the former New York Central on December 3, 1988. Kodachrome 25 slide exposed at f4.5 1/250th of a second.

My notes from the day have gone missing, which is unusual and annoying, because I’ve generally made a habit of keeping detailed note from each trip over the years.

However, I recall that I was traveling with Doug Eisele and Pete Swanson and that we made a tour of Buffalo area freight operations. I exposed this view using my Leica M2 with a 90mm Elmarit.

The day began bright and clear, but by midday clouds had rolled in from Lake Erie.

 

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2 comments on “Frontier Yard, Buffalo, December 3, 1988.

  1. Hello Mike,
    I use several different scanners. For the Frontier yard photo, I worked with an older model Nikon Coolscan 5000 using Vue Scan software. Scanning is more of an art than a science. I’ve composed several Tracking the Light posts on my adventures in scanning. Check out: http://briansolomon.com/trackingthelight/2017/12/07/amtrak-pepsi-can-on-kodachrome-high-resolution-scan-and-how-i-made-it/

    Brian Solomon

  2. Mike Kubiak on said:

    Hi Brian. Nice work! May I ask… what slide scanner do you use? I have a need of one since I have a closet full of slides that I want to digitize. Thanks!

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