It's not always easy to find a good place to take sky pictures when the clouds are just right. I have discovered a few spots where I can get clear of buildings and tall trees, and one of those places is the end of Pine Street near Derby Estates. It is there I went to chase the clouds on October 25, 2014. What I did not expect was that the Amtrak train would go by just as I was getting out of my car. For an enlarged view of this or any photo on this page, just click it.
I have a thing about trying to catch trains with my camera, and that sometimes means that I have to run in the direction they are headed. Fortunately, I saw this train before I had my neck surgery, so I could still chase it. This train is not far out of the depot and it's still going slow. You can see the Superliner sleeper cars well in this photo.
Since I was running to catch the train, I wasn't focusing too well on the clouds I originally had come to capture. In this last photo, though, as the train was heading south around the bend at the end of Pine and was almost out of sight, I caught a bit of the clouds above it. It's unfortunate I could not get past the power lines and wires before the train got to this place. One of these days I may have to look up the schedule so I can get in position at the right time.