Number 4771

Number 4771

Trains, glorious trains. This beastie is sitting quietly in one of the many railyards in the Twin Cites; specifically one next to a round house just off I-94 in St. Paul. It always amazes me how many freaking railyards there are and how many there used to be. Like looking for ancient meteor craters, you can find them on google satellite maps and see the familiar shape (long wedge shapes near tracks) with new buildings, sometimes town-homes or a shopping center.

I love how the face of ol’ number 4711 iridesces in the morning light, must be something in the paint as it fades.

Have a great week, it’s warming up in Minneapolis and Mitchs are much more active when it’s warm. Watch for your daily photo here and please, look both ways before crossing the tracks.

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  1. Rob
    Rob says:

    Trains! What could be better than a big locomotive? Interesting how the blue color comes out in the numeber on the nose.

    Unfortunately, I have only one graffiti sprayed boxcar in my train collection. Yeah, I know, a rather week collection. Some weekend I should get out to one of the trainyards and get a few pics. And many other weekends. Say, this would be a great Train Theme Get Together Walkabout!

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