Taken a couple of years ago during a photo charter at the Cass Scenic Railroad, this shot of Shay #11 at the Bald Knob Wye has long been a favorite of mine. The fog in the distance and the rain streaking through the shot create a great mood for the shot if it had simply been cloudy.
When the passenger train stopped to drop us off at this location, it was drizzling rain. By the time we were in position under a dense canopy of spruce trees, the skies opened up and the rain started to pour down, which shows up nicely in this shot taken with a telephoto lens. As soon as the runby was over the rain stopped again. Couldn’t have worked out better if we planned it!