With most of the town of Union Mills, Indiana asleep after a long weekend, the fabled SDM locomotives of the Chesapeake and Indiana railroad slumber away in their respective yard facilities. Here, the 818 is tied down behind a short cut of 3-Bay hoppers under a blanket of clear skies and bright stars. To the immediate right of the train, the old Distant Approach B&O Signal still guards the tracks around Co-Alliance after being saved by the railroad and made a pretty decent light source for photography. With a crew scheduled to interchange with CSX in the morning, this line would be a bustling area as the crack of dawn would make itself apparent.
A continuously growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads from the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, trains roll on! (I'm still finding sunset to sunrise surprises!)