Image from late in the afternoon of 24 June 2008 - a time when the many fires in northern California were bringing much dense smoke to the area. The air quality through here would normally be pristine. Here is an eastbound Amtrak train rolling past the C & H Sugar Factory in Crockett, California - along the Carquinez Strait. I was on the tracks - focusing on the rail spikes in the foreground when the train came into view. My thought (of, course) was 'just what the image needs'!
The engineer was blowing the horn rather insistently - perhaps having something to do with the idiot photographer's tripod - low across the rail up ahead.
This posting is dedicated to Sherri Schaefer Bagby - noted American photographer & rail daredevil.
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