This photo seems to depict a romantic tale of Depression-era rail riding, when migrating workers known as Hobos rode the rails following the crop harvest southward. Coffee and vittles at dusk — with maybe a homemade pie from a local sympathizer — were the end to many nights for the vagabonds of the 1930s.
In fact, this is Stephen Weatherley, Innovative’s Houston sales manager, climbing over a train to get to his next appointment on Monday.
Photo was taken not by Ansel Adams, but by Nick Roeder, Innovative sales pro who already had made the climb.
We stop at nothing to get to our appointments on time. — ph