Our guide Jun is also an avid railroad photographer. We were always his priority but he would take a few photos with us as well. He had a great knowledge of the area showing us the best locations for the specific times of day. After a couple days he let us take the lead and we made decisions as a group to photograph what and where we wished. That VW was put to the test a few times off road.
An ongoing/growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of railroads because most of us don't go out after sundown or before sunrise. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)