Science Museum Group Digital Lab: Scanning Stephenson’s Rocket

Science Museum Group Digital Lab: Scanning Stephenson’s Rocket. “Shortly before Stephenson’s Rocket left the Science Museum to visit the Discovery Museum in Newcastle (for the Great Exhibition of the North) and the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, we decided to carry out a very high resolution scan of this iconic locomotive. Working with ScanLAB — who previously scanned the Science Museum’s former Shipping Galleries — it was agreed that the best approach would be to produce a point cloud using LIDAR scanners and high-resolution photography. From this we could produce a high-resolution 3D (.obj) model of Rocket.”

Special Collection Spotlight: Frisco Lab Photo Collection (Missouri State University)

Missouri State University: Special Collection Spotlight: Frisco Lab Photo Collection. “Part of a recent donation from Frisco Railroad researcher and collector Louis Griesemer, the Frisco Lab Photograph Collection (M 97) is currently being processed and digitized by Special Collections and Archives staff. The collection contains over 5,000 images and will be digitized in its entirety, with a selection made available online. Images include interiors and exteriors of railroad cars, locomotives, accidents, broken parts examined at the lab, Frisco employees, company events, and more. “