Many years ago when I was a kid we were on a family vacation out east. We saw a billboard that read, “let’s get behind the birds,” making a reference to the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team.
The billboard had a team photo that was taken from behind the players, not in front of them.
The vast majority of the time, railroad photographs show the nose of a locomotive approaching the photographer.
This Norfolk Southern light power move — symbol 967 — is headed from Columbus to Bellevue.
With the exception of DPU units, it is not often that the rear of a locomotive is also the rear of the train.