Queensland Rail's Tilt Train


On 1998-11-06, this sleek beauty was unveiled to run between Brisbane and Rockhampton. As the name implies, it incorporates tilt technology to help tackle curves faster. It was only recently though, that I pushed myself hard enough into snapping one for my website.

It is my pleasure to present you these images.

You are free to download the images and use them anywhere, as long as:

I would appreciate it if you let me know of their use beforehand.

The Images

QR's Tilt Train in ho-hum colour [158972 bytes]
QR's Tilt Train in dramatic B&W [122672 bytes]

These were captured on my way back from uni. A Canon PowerShot G1 was used, at 1024x768 resolution and saved in JPEG format with medium compression. On the PC, the images were tweaked for sharpness, contrast and nothing else.

As you can see, digital does a decent job these days, especially when the results are for the web.

A word of advice: optical quality is more important than CCD pixel count. The G1 comes with an excellent 3x zoom Canon lens, and it does a great job. If you were to observe the masters, which are in PNG format, you'll find them much sharper and richer.

Nonetheless, these JPEGs are of high quality.

I also have a penchant for black and white. Stripped to its essence, a B&W image reveals new secrets, evokes emotions and memories in a way colour never quite can. This is why the second image is my favourite.

The linked images are 1024x768 pixels in size - perfect for wallpapering on most monitors.

Hope you enjoy them.

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