I wished I could "like" this photo Mike. Did you take this? Maybe there is more to the story of the photo than meets the eye but it looks like you might have been standing between the rails of the tracks and snapped the image?
I'm sorry but I have to do some preaching here. I can not put into words how dangerous this is. This simple photo could have turned deadly in a matter of seconds not to mention if a Railroad official had seen you, you could have been arrested for trespassing.
I fully realize that people by nature have a love affair with railroads and rail tracks but believe me it's a one sided affair. There are few places on earth more dangerous or deadly than railroad tracks. Google the phrase "killed on the railroad tracks" and take the time to read any of the hundreds of articles.
People think trains are loud and noisy so they think, oh no big deal, I'll hear it coming and be able to get out of the way in time. This could not be farther from the truth. To those of us in the industry, and having personally worked around moving rail equipment for 40 years, we know an on coming train as "Silent Death". People are so mislead by the speed of trains not realizing that 1.) Trains can not stop on a dime. A 100 car train moving at 50 mph takes over a mile to stop even when brakes are fully applied. And 2.) Trains can not swerve out of the way to avoid hitting a person or automobile at a crossing.
You would not even consider walking out into the middle of I-70 or I-435 and taking photographs would you? Of course not. and the railroad is just as dangerous.
I have made this same plea to other photographers over the years and I make it to you as well. Please, please, please for the love of god, your family and the crew operating the train, STAY AWAY FROM THE TRACKS.
It would be so terrible for a complete stranger to knock on your home door only to tell your wife that, I'm sorry ma'am but your husband will not be coming home ever again.