Man-Made Clouds That Aren’t Contrails

picture-3.jpgSoon-to-be-member, John Diefenbach, is based in Japan and has filmed the world’s last mainline steam trains, which operate in Inner Mongolia. Filming in mid-winter, with temperatures down to -30C, the steam effects, in some cases, are spectacular. We told him that we are cloudspotters, not train spotters, but it is fair to say that there is not much difference between what comes out of the train’s funnel and a time-lapse image of a cumulus cloud. Similar to the case of the UPS cloud stamps mentioned below, John’s films will be the ultimate for cloud enthusiasts who are also train nerds.
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