I used to wonder why there are so many photos of derailments and collisions and rollovers on the SR&RL in the 1910s and 1920s. Then I read that the SR&RL's master mechanic Wilfred Caswell (son of B&SR master mechanic Mel Caswell) was also an amateur photographer -- photography being a hobby that appealed to the tech enthusiasts of that era, much like radio was a generation later -- and most of those wreck pictures were taken by him. I think somewhere in Two Feet Between the Rails
it's mentioned there was a joke on the SR&RL that when a report came in to Phillips that a train was on a ground, Caswell would grab a block and tackle in one hand and his camera in the other.
The photographic record is always biased in favor of what the photographer happened to find interesting.