Abstract: Images of the site of the Penmaenmawr train crash in August 1950, including images showing the damaged locomotive and rescue work, rescue workers carrying stretchers, cranes lifting wrecked carriages, rescue workers taking a break, a minister leaving the train and volunteers providing refreshments; crowds can be seen gathered around the site.
Part of: Casgliad Geoff Charles Collection,
Charles, Geoff, 1909-2002.
Title assigned by cataloguer., A selection of the images have been published and accompanied an article about the inquiry into the accident in the North Wales Weekly News, 26 April 1951. The original story of the accident featured in Y Cymro, 1 September 1950., Images may also be consulted in the contact book for October 1950-March 1951 in the Library's reading rooms and are dated as 26 April 1951.
Computer file. Aberystwyth : National Library of Wales, 2000-2002 (Geoff Charles digitisation project) Original, master file captured in uncompressed TIFF format. Minimal tonal adjustments using levels and curves in PhotoShop. Master files archived as pc format TIFFS. On-screen display files resized and adjusted for viewing on gamma 2.2 monitors in PhotoShop and saved in JPEG format. 10 image files; Heidelberg Nexscan F4100 capture device using Linocolor v6.0.4 software. Filter settings: light contour-0.5, dark countour-0.5, smoothnes-0.6, countour width-1.0, scan spot size-4.0. Target resolution for hi-res capture was 300dpi at a factor of 450% resulting in +/- 6000 x 5000 pixels; screen res:+/- 600 x 500 pixels at 72dpi; screen-res and thumbnail copies use jpeg compression at setting: 7 in Adobe Photoshop v6.0; 8 bit grayscale; hi-res TIFFs: Gray Gamma 1.8 icc profile embedded.
2001 ; scanned. Reprographic Unit, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion ; capture device operator : Simon Evans.