The image below was the second choice - the railroad under stormy skies. The sky is an actual scene from the Potomac River a few winters ago. I use the Photoshop watercolor effect to make it look like a painting.
Which one do you prefer?
Given that my railroad is serving the Army of the Potomac in the time between two of the Army's worst defeats, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the second image may be more appropriate. But I like the patriotic feeling of the first image, and its colors work well with the blog.
Oh year, I got some work done on the layout too. The wet bar is painted and ready for road bed and track laying.