It's amazing how your focus can be on one thing and you end up missing other things. As I was looking for the perfect spot to take pictures of the River, I nearly missed this next series of pictures.
I got out of my car and I heard a very distinctive sound behind me. So of course I turned around and saw this train. It's not that unusual for me to see trains but it is unusual for me to see a BNSF train in this area. For some reason, I think they operate mostly to the west of Chicago.
But here it was in its full glory.
And I believe it was carrying a trainload of some sort of grain products. (And it turns out that I was wrong. It was carrying coal to one of the power plants) I'm also sure I've seen this train in the area before.
I kind of wish I had more time because I would have liked to catch it moving over the Pere Marquette Rail Bridge that I've taken pictures of in the past.
But I was still happy to see the train.
Hopefully, we'll cross passes again in the future.