Dawn breaking over the Union Pacific Railroad's (ex-Chicago & North Western) mainline at Colo, Iowa, in October 1995. The photograph captures a rare quiet moment on the busy line, which is Union Pacific's principle route going west from Chicago. The rich colors in the sky, reflected in the rails, contrast with the dark land, while the four rails converging to the single vanishing point create a yearning for distant places, the very feeling that railroads brought to small towns across the country. Barely distinguishable in the distance are signals, while the outline of a farm appears along the horizon at left. In 2008, this photograph was selected as one of the "100 Greatest" ever published in Trains magazine.