It's easy to see all the clay tank cars in storage at the Rapids First Street yard.
Every morning, a CN switch job crosses the Wisconsin River and picks up a few for the daily needs of the big paper mill.
In the limited amount of time I spend in the area, I was lucky
(. . . luck is when preparation meets opportunity)
to capture a scene that has been elusive.
I put up the quad copter at the park below the dam that makes the big pool,
It wouldn't be hard if I had a lot of time and sunny days without a wind.
And if trains sat still when you wanted them to.
My rig doesn't have remote down link viewing, its point and shoot by intervalometer.
This day had a light breeze from the east, so I could fly from street side which saved time setting up. And from the street I could see them moving across the river. Lower down in the park, I would be below the top of the dam and would only be guessing when they were on the bridge.
And I didn't get a picture of the Turkey Vulture that cruised just 30 feet above my quad.
For a different angle on the river crossing, see my June page :
. . . . . Love those Grand Rapids
This page was photographed and wrote in early September, 2017.