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Royal Gorge Bridge Pano 07 - Incline Railway by Markus Biewer

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Markus Biewer Markus Biewer
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0.87 Gigapixels
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Date added
Aug 01, 2010
Date taken
Jul 31, 2010
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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)
Settings:
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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