As a result, we have 'night' on the layout, and thanks to the installation of some lighting, we also have now the possibility of night shots.
Here we have Conrail B23-7 no. 1971 resting on the fuel pad at Onondaga Engine terminal under my models of fluorescent yard lights, ahead of this past weekend's operating session. The engine house inside has my models of sodium-vapor shop lights, and I like the different hues they provide. The room lighting that I installed years ago, halogen incandescent track lighting, is dimmable, which allows an approximation of dawn and dusk as well. This is just a quick photo with the iPhone to illustrate what I think may become my favorite style of model photo!
Modeling an around-the-clock freight operation adds a sense of place and mission to the Onondaga Cutoff. That will only get better with more layout lighting and with scenery!