Rain and clouds followed Carl as he tried to photograph trains like this Metro-North northbound at Anthony's Nose along the Hudson River at Bear Mountain, NY, in August, 1989.
|Amtrak train on the Hudson River line arrives at Cold Spring, NY during a downpour that forced Carl to take his pictures from the inside of his companion’s van, August, 1989.
Montana Rail Link manned midtrains help pull a westbound coal load, the NN185, at Austin, MT on Mullan Pass. The clouds have already blotted out the sun on 6-12-94.
|A westbound ATSF pig train passes an eastbound auto train at Sais, NM, on the west side of Abo Canyon, July, 1995. This evening was one of the few times that sun briefly appeared. Paul Walters shot.
Westbound Amtrak #3, the Southwest Chief, races through Rio Puerco, NM, under increasingly cloudy skies in July, 1995. At this location, our five-gallon water jug capsized, drenching the interior of Paul’s van.
The lure of photos like this of the WB V-MCPX on the BNSF Emporia Sub at Ottawa, KS, 12-1-96, tempted Carl out on a nearby country road, where he got stuck in snow and ice. Local farmer Rocky Woods rescued him.
Vision of photos like this one of CP train 223 eastbound at Wabasha, MN, 12-28-95, inspired Carl to suggest to his wife that they return home via La Crosse, WI, which was hit by an ice storm.
|Westbound UP manifest on track #1 at Sherman Hill, WY, was one of the few bright spots for Paul and Carl in August, 1987, because Paul’s Cadillac Cimarron later developed engine trouble that sent them home.
Soo-powered eastbound Canadian Pacific freight passes Dakota, Minnesota, on July 24, 2003. On the way there—driving at night—Carl got his car tires mired in tar at a parking lot under construction at an Interstate 94 rest area.
After taking this shot of a Missouri & North Arkansas local on 10-23-99, in Lee’s Summit, MO, Carl left the Amtrak depot without taking his camera with him.
After this eastbound coal load for La Cygne, KS, passed Breezy Point on Crawford Hill, NE, 8-9-02, a strong wind nearly blew Carl and Paul off their perch. They soon abandoned the spot. Paul Walters photo.
Bulls in the field at Big Ten Loop northwest of Denver, CO, caused Carl and Paul to abandon their planned hike to an even better location for more pictures of trains like this westbound SP coal train in June, 1993.
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