In July 1995, Sean Graham-White organized for him us to research a story about the Belt Railway of Chicago’s expansive Clearing Yard. We spent two days with the aid of an assistant train master photographing and taking detailed notes.
At the time I was an Associate Editor of Pacific RailNews, and the story appeared in the magazine later that year.
Among the dozens of color slides I exposed was this view showing a collection of antique Electro-Motive diesels.
It was a hot, humid summer’s afternoon, and the light was something less than ideal for Kodachrome.
I’ve scanned and digitally processed this slide to make the most of the image.
This included considerable color correction and contrast adjustment.
Below is the scaled, but unadjusted scan; the Adobe Lightroom work window showing the degree of some adjustments to the original scan, and my final adjusted output.