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Royal Gorge Bridge Pano 07 - Incline Railway by Markus Biewer

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Taken by
Markus Biewer Markus Biewer
Explore score
0.87 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 01, 2010
Date taken
Jul 31, 2010

Royal Gorge Bridge Pano 07 taken July 31, 2010

America's steepest Incline Railway
• Construction began in 1930 and completed in 1931
• Length of incline: 1,550 feet (473 meters)
• 100% grade, 45-degree angle
• Powered by Otis Elevator with a completely automatic SCR drive system
• Standby emergency diesel engine
• Maximum speed: 11.4 mph
• Rate of descent: 3 mph
• Weight of cars: 4,500 lbs.
• Travel time: 5.5 minutes each way
• Same engineering and construction crews that built the Bridge
• Safety: 19 manually operated stopping devices, also equipped with automatic governor to stop each car
• Listed on the National Historic Register

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 872 megapixels (35348 x 24680 pixels)
Input images: 80 (8 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 115.1 degrees wide by 80.4 degrees high (top=12.8, bottom=-67.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-08-01 02:46:58 - 2010-08-01 02:52:25
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0125
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 20.4 to 63.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 25.4 to 29.8 percent
Computer stats: 3840 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 14:13 (11 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:19, Projection: 1:05, Blending: 11:48
(Preview finished in 3:58)

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