Trains are completely divorced from human scale and human time and run indifferent to both and while they are happy to operate at night, most photographers are not. I took a few photographs of a parked train at night and knew if I was going to take more, I'd have to be prepared to freeze trains in place as they work. After a few failed attempts learning out how to frame a yet-to-exsist subject that you can't see even when it shows up (did I mention its dark?), I started getting good results.
Now that I've got the process down, I'll be out searching for locations in Eastern New York and New England, setting up and synchronizing the strobes and capturing images of railroads while everyone else is asleep.
Follow along here, as I take more photos of trains at night