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Steaming Tender Restaurant - Amtrak Vermonter by R P McCormick

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Taken by
R P McCormick R P McCormick
Explore score
0.85 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 10, 2010
Date taken
Jul 18, 2010

Nikon + GigaPan EPIC Pro


The Steaming Tender Restaurant is situated in the old Palmer MA Union Station. The station was first opened to the public on 01 Jun 1884 and was the 3rd largest stations in Massachusetts. It was designed by the world-renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson who was also responsible for the Trinity Church in Boston, Harvard's Sever Hall and Law School, the New York State Capitol in Albany NY and the Marshall Field Building in Chicago IL.

The station's unique design and placement was so that it could serve the New London Northern Railroad and the Boston and Albany Railroad which cross at the diamond just west of the building. In the early 1900's between 30 and 40 trains a day stopped here. After a 20+ year renovation the station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was reopened as the Steaming Tender Restaurant. Not only a fine place to dine but rail fans also visit to watch movement on the tracks.

After I finished this shot the northbound Amtrak Vermonter pulled into the station and switched tracks (from going eastbound reversing to the northerly track). I retook the photos of the area where the train momentarily stopped as the manual switches were thrown. Although the train stops here it currently does not provide for any passenger transfer. There is a movement underway to bring passenger traffic back to Palmer.

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This was one of the first gigapans I took with the GigaPan Epic Pro robot. The initial image uploaded to Gigapan.org was stitched with the Gigapan software included with the robot which did not do a good job. This image was created with Autopano Giga 2.0.0 using the same images:
14 columns x 7 rows = 98 images - f/18 ISO 400 - 255mm focal length - image 55,157 x 15,336 pixels = 0.85 gigapixels - FOV 83.47 x 27.86

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