CB&Q SD9s 443 Editors Pick!        
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad SD9s 443 westbound at Altona, Illinois on August 26, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in September 1957 (c/n 23622) on EMD Order 5549, it became BN 6190, retired May 1999. There was a lower case "s" on the model plate following SD9, indicating that this locomotive was equipped with a single control stand. Most of the CB&Q SD7's and SD9's were equipped with dual control stands.
Date: 8/26/1966 Location: Altona, IL   Map Show Altona on a rail map Views: 1391 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: CBQ 443(SD9)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
CB&Q SD9s 443
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User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
George Redmond General Nice shot. 5/22/2008 4:40:48 PM
Gregg Bartley General The perspective in this shot is throwing me. Either that curve is severely banked, or the camera has a fish-eye lens. Or maybe the telephone poles are all crooked. Anyway, something looks really odd.... 5/22/2008 4:56:33 PM
Dave Abeles General Love the train, obviously, but that wig-wag crossing signal is awesome too. 5/23/2008 1:18:08 PM
Jenny Vaughn General Love the sky! Good job. 5/23/2008 7:30:16 PM
Chuck Zeiler General Gregg, sorry about the perspective, it was my mother's cast-off Yachica rangefindger camera, and I can only guess about it's actual millimeter calibration. It does look like the vertical perspective is distorted, I'll admit. For the record, the roadbed was banked, as I recall. 5/24/2008 2:07:02 AM
Mike Woodruff General Yashica rangefinders of that era were made with 35, 38, 40 and 45mm lenses, all of which are considered "wide angle" focal lengths in 35mm format. The naked eye gives you a perspective equal to a focal length of 55 to 58mm in 35mm format, so even the so-called 50mm "normal" lens gives a slight wide angle perspective. And yes, those curves were well banked to accomodate 90 mph Zephyrs! 5/24/2008 12:11:39 PM
Jim Gavin General Great shot, whatever lens you used. 5/25/2008 9:42:37 PM
Dusty Thomson General cool wig-wag signal! 5/26/2008 10:45:05 PM
Jim Vivian General Congratulations on this great one from the 'older days'. 4/15/2012 11:55:26 PM

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