Category: trainsBig, heavy and usually rusty, these dragons of the modern world spend a lot of time resting in Minneapolis before tearing across the great plains and terrorizing the village folk. From a photographical perspective, they are inordinately colorful. But to be honest, I'm drawn to them like a moth to flame. If you look through my posts on trains or railroads, you'll find excruciatingly arcane trivia that only the obsessed should know.
Norfolk Southern EngineEngine 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!
False HopeIt's Friday, the end of the week and the end of the series on rusted railroad details. For the end, I decided to go with this beautiful disaster, False Hope caught my eye and inspired me to go overboard on post-processing to turn it into a valentine. I removed all the color except the red and shifted some others to white or red. Don't worry, I'm ok, I just liked the image and the mood it creates. Have a great weekend!
Western Fruit Express CompanyIn 1965, the American Security and Trust Company's leased this fruit-hauling boxcar to the Western Fruit Express Company. Unfortunately, nearly 50 years later, this poor old U. Series piece of equipment appears to have been left outside unattended and subjected to the weather and nefarious spray-can-wielding vandals.
Graffiti-strewn BoxcarI love taking photos like this. Old rusty boxcars are a tapestry of textures and colors. Ok, I admit, I do a lot of post-processing to draw out the colors, but the final effect is fun to look at. I have a few more, so come back this week and enjoy!