Still, it wasn't a wasted trip as I found something just as nice to photograph:
In addition to having the company of the swans, as I was hanging around by the tracks another car pulled in next to mine and I was soon joined by a rather nice gentleman who had stopped by to take in the scenery after attending to some business he'd had in the local area. He was from Enfield, which is more towards the middle of the state, and said he enjoyed this part of the state whenever he had the chance to get down this way. We talked for awhile about trains and the river and photography before he decided that he had to head north for the day and bid me good luck with my photography. It was actually a rather nice way to spend the afternoon even though I suppose talking to strange men by the side of the river might seem a bit dangerous to some; he really didn't strike me as the serial killer type, though!
Before giving up on the trains for the afternoon I was rewarded with this beautiful view: