Last year when we pulled into Moab I saw these tracks along this beautiful hillside and thought that would be a perfect setting for a train photo. But, I only saw one or two trains during the couple weeks we were here, and was never in a position to get a photo. This year I noticed a train leaves Moab about the same time everyday, making this photo much easier to obtain. Evidently, the train is hauling uranium tailings from along the Colorado River to a more permanent site. It is a Department of Energy project – not sure why our government is taking on this job and not the original mining companies – they probably took the money and ran.
We had a great sunset last night, but I just couldn’t seem to find the right position or composition, so I came away with nothing. I feel like a let one get away – great sunsets don’t happen that often around here.