The Strasburg Railroad is both a tourist railway and a working freight railroad located in the heart of the Amish farmland of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It's one of the most successful of the steam driven tourist railroads in Pennsylvania and a frequent stop on my photo travels. This past weekend I stopped and got some shots of the control tower which is found on the western end of the rail yard.
Camera: Busch Pressman Model D 4x5 large format press camera.
Lens: 150mm Caltar-S II (Calumet re-branded Schneider Symar-S) F 5.6 lens in a Copal BT shutter with B+W brand yellow filter.
Film: Kodak Ektascan BR/A single-sided X-Ray film. Purchased from zzmedical.com as 8x10" sheets and cut down to 4x5". Film rated at 80 ISO.
Exposure: 1/15 @ F45.
Development: Self Developed film in Rodinal (Adox Adonol) 1:100 in three reel Paterson Universal Tank using Mod54 six sheet 4x5 insert. Semi-Stand for 15 minutes with initial minute of inversions then 10 seconds of inversion on minutes two and three then let it sit until minute 14 when I do a final ten seconds of inversions. Kodak indicator stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. Hung to dry.
Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two scans and merged back together in PhotoShop since the V600 doesn't natively support 4x5 scans in one pass.