Winter Solstice From a Locomotive Cab


I got up early on a Monday morning and traveled to Cleveland to switch a train. I was able to enjoy a special day.

In years past a most memorable day was being able to enjoy the warm weather and a celebration at Chichen Itza., Mexico, where there were lots of people waiting for the sun to cast a shadow on a Pyramid to show a snake crawling down the edge of the Pyramid for the Winter Solstice. You just take a seat a watch the grass grow and then watch the Sun Set.

It was pretty much the same for me on this day in Cleveland. Take a seat and watch the long black train snake through the switches.

I took the picture shown above as I was on the last pull of the day. I thought it was neat to see the sun setting and I wouldn’t be able to reproduce the scene again.

It’s a picture from a safety video screen in the cab. I was warm and marking the end of another season waiting for the sun to rise tomorrow.

Article and Photograph by Bob Rohal

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