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NFO Grain Car

NFO Grain Car

I love strange nonstandard rolling stock, well, not really love it, but it’s pretty cool, up there with mismatched locomotive consists. Probably better than mismatched consists. Anyhow, no idea where this old girl is headed, but I’m sure she’s seen a lot of the midwest.

Heading into Pig's Eye Yard

Heading into Pig’s Eye Yard

Rainy overcast days are no fun in the city, but a grungy rail yard they are magical. I love the reflections and mismatched engines. Did you notice the signal workmen? They didn’t seem to care that I was there either. Stay tuned this week for more heavy equipment and disturbed vegetation.

Epic Graffiti

Epic Graffiti

I just love all the free art that rolls through my hood. One benefit of the ‘Rails to Trails’ program that nobody considers is that instead of having murals that never change, bike trails next to freight tracks offer free traveling art shows!

Norfolk Southern Engine

Norfolk Southern Engine

Engine 7715 rumbles through the Cedar Corridor on the BNSF main line coming from out west. Last time I was out visiting the family farm in South Dakota, we  followed this line all the way in to town. It’s amazing how much traffic is on this line!