Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief departs Galesburg, IL after sunset on a winter evening. The many passengers who boarded tonight’s train will arrive in the much warmer climate in Los Angeles in about 36 hours, passing through the beautiful scenery in New Mexico and Arizona en route.
While a loaded coal train departs on an adjacent track, a new crew member climbs aboard an empty coal train at Clinton, IA.
Sometimes you really plan out the lighting in a photo, getting your lights set up just so, adjusting and adjusting, and still everything fails (haha). And sometimes, you don’t set up any lights, spend no time at all adjusting anything, and everything just works. Such it was on Labor Day evening, as I was setting [...]
Most people (not me…), would consider trains ugly. Cold, utilitarian pieces of machinery designed to move freight, and only to move freight. For the most part, the industrial designers at General Electric and Electro-Motive (the two major North American locomotive manufacturers) have given up on aesthetics. That’s why I believe it’s important to put trains [...]
Friday night, Nate B. and I headed out to the suburbs to attempt to find a few late night trains. I had a particular shot in mind that I’d wanted to try on a long summer evening involving one of my favorite suburbs, Rockdale, IL. It’s one of those river bottom towns, with lots of [...]