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Date: 02/02/24 14:47
Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: MaryMcPherson

I picked up some seriously reddened Ektachromes and got them through the scanner this afternoon.  While there was no data with the slides other than the month and year, it was evident the location and the rest could be extrapolated.  The story is below...

A Few Moments With Illinois Central Steam in 1957 | Along The Rails

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions








Date: 02/02/24 15:36
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: kevink

Awesome photos even with the red shift. Thanks for sharing.

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Date: 02/02/24 16:08
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: Goalieman

Love the pics, Mary. Thanks for posting.

Mark V.
The Fort in Indiana

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Date: 02/02/24 18:02
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: elueck

Let me take a whack at them!

 








Date: 02/02/24 18:03
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: pennsy3750

The freight cars are almost as interesting as the engines pulling them.



Date: 02/02/24 18:05
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: elueck

Not happy with #3  Tried again




Date: 02/02/24 19:21
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: Juxen

Just for fun, I wanted to try my hand at this too. Always love seeing the potential of older photos.

I will fully admit I changed the skybox of the third one, as the sky was too washed out to be salvageable.








Date: 02/02/24 22:03
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: dwatry

Always love IC steam, and the progression of photoshopping was very interesting.  I go through the same process with scanned slides that have turned - after a while it starts to look better!



Date: 02/03/24 07:56
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: BlaineM

Thanks guys for giving those 2-10-2's new life.  Good work.
Blaine
American Fork



Date: 02/03/24 08:14
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: Tominde

Great stuff.   When were they finally retired?    Couldn't not have been too much longer in service.  



Date: 02/03/24 15:17
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: MaryMcPherson

Tominde Wrote:
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> Great stuff.   When were they finally retired? 
>   Couldn't not have been too much longer in
> service.  

They were stricken from the roster in October of 1960, but would have last run in 1958.

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 02/04/24 08:13
Re: Carbondale, Illinois, August 1957
Author: dcoursey

Juxen, absolutely wonderful work on those photos!

And Mary, thanks for posting these. That view of the 2-10-2 is awesome.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/24 08:13 by dcoursey.



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