I know how conceited it sounds to admit I was rather impressed with how my photos of BNSF 7518 turned out the other day. I was looking at my post and I thought: I wonder how this would look in black and white. Okay, that’s a lie. I was thinking: Wow, these turned out great! I wonder how this would look in black and white.
I do think there’s something special about black and white photographs of trains. I don’t just mean of old steam engines, either; I think these diesels have some character in black and white too. The only thing is, we lose the brilliant orange livery of BNSF.