Railroad Crossing

I wanted to shoot Lake Lamond this morning but it was inaccessible without hopping a 7-foot fence and trespassing but this little railroad crossing was across the street.  I spent about 15 minutes shooting a few images as the sun blazed its way up into the sky.

PSA: Always, always, always be super careful when working around railroads.  I've had several clients ask me to shoot on railroad tracks and I won't do it.  I'll shoot nearby, but not on them.  This morning I had a very long, clear view and I set up my tripod on the track for 20 seconds, but that was it.  Did you know it's illegal?  Did you also know a few times a year a photographer and/or client get hit by a train?