Trains are a fascinating part of American history.... I've always enjoyed photographing trains, but I particularly adore the opportunities I have to photograph trains that are still moving America's economy today.
Two weeks ago I found this Norfolk Southern train stopped for service and jumped at the chance to photograph it. The train was carrying railroad ties and was being used to lay and repair track along southwest Virginia. The locomotive was dirty from use, but still had a majestic look at it sat on the tracks.
It's an incredibly simple photograph, but I love the detail in the train and surrounding scenery. I particularly like the photograph in black and white, where the symbolic Norfolk Southern jumping horse pops on the front of the locomotive.