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Old Dec 7, 2006, 4:11 PM   #1
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This is an HO scale model of the Jupiter. One of the train engines that helped lay the golden spike at Promontory Point Utah.

Bonus points to anyone who can guess the album cover that was used as the background:blah:

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Old Dec 7, 2006, 5:53 PM   #2
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The Celestial Railroad!!!!



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Old Dec 7, 2006, 6:03 PM   #3
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The Beatle's Sargent's Peppers?
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 6:18 PM   #4
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Nope keep guessing

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Old Dec 7, 2006, 6:30 PM   #5
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I'll give an extra 10 bonus points if anyone can name the other locomotive that participated in that famous meeting of East and West.

The front of the loco is very clear but we lose all detail just behind the front. I think the depth of field coule be improved. That would help to identify that CD cover.

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I do have a shot with the cab of the engine in focus, however the background I used was then very distracting and I could not find anything else to use while I had this set up.

Here's a hint. It is actually a vinyl album cover from a 1973 release from a very popular band of the mid-late 70's


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I'll give an extra 10 bonus points if anyone can name the other locomotive that participated in that famous meeting of East and West.

The front of the loco is very clear but we lose all detail just behind the front. I think the depth of field coule be improved. That would help to identify that CD cover.

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Stage setting before ceremony, showing C.P. wood-burning Jupiter on the left, and coal-burning U.P. 119
on the right. "Wild" flag on Jupiter and national emblem above man on pole indicate strong breeze blowing
at the time. End of C.P. ceremonial rail about an inch below U.P. rail at joint, below which is shown place
for laurel ceremonial tie; ties are untamped. Telegrapher's table stands near rail joint on ground, below level
of rail. Engines show no decorations. Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration.
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Alfred A. Hart stereoview #359 detail, "The Monarch from the East."
showing the U.S. 21st Infantry Band in front of UPRR Locomotive #119.
Promontory Summit, UT, May 10, 1869. Courtesy National Park Service.
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Well, GC, I guess you win the ten points. Now if I can just figure out how to get them to you. In the meantime, I'd rather owe them to you than cheat you out of them! :lol::lol:

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