Pic of a Model Freight Train alongside a lake – or is it the real thing

I have had this photo in my “blog sometime collection.” When I first saw it I thought that nobody would be daft enough to build a model with curves like that. When I went back to the source I found out it really is real. Have a look …….

Freight train wriggling along by a lake

After I had looked at for the the umpteenth time I finally figured out (I think) that the pic was taken with a very long lens thereby foreshortening the view.

If anyone has any better ideas I’d be happy to heat them.