Although this photo was taken very late in the SP steam era, there are four steam engines visible (and the smoke presumably indicates another one in the roundhouse), at least three of them 2-8-0’s, and no diesels in sight.
A tank car rolling down the hump into the classification tracks.
We are exploring new modalities of creative photography through robotics and long-exposure photography. Using a robotic arm, a light source is carried through precise movements in front of a camera. Photographic compositions are recorded as images of volumetric light. Robotic light “painting” can also be inverted: the camera is moved via the arm to create an image “painted” with environmental light. Finally, adding real-time sensor input to the moving arm and programming it to explore the physical space around objects can reveal immaterial fields like radio waves, magnetic fields, and heat flows.
Via Mediated Matter (MIT)
North Shore Line Electroliner train northbound on the Chicago L at Wabash Avenue.
The cross-street here is Harrison Street; today this intersection is very different due to the realignment of the L and the presence of Columbia College.
Date unknown; the car on the left appears to be a Plymouth Savoy from the 1957-1959 series.
Collection of John Smatlak