The rail main lines carry big drag-freight of coal and lumber in new rolling stock, but Minneapolis has many small transload lines too that use old, beat-up cars that have definitely seen better days. I was delighted to find an old Chicago Northwestern car peaking out between to equally Graffiti-encrusted cars. A lot of the old branch lines around here have been cut or go nowhere and just end up being storage for these old hulks which is good news for us graffiti hunters.
Note* Please, if you’re inspired to go hunting, never step between parked rail-cars, I leaned in for this shot, but did not step in. If a switcher bumps the line of cars, you could suffer serious injury, these babies weight around 80,000 lbs empty!
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