The layers of Graffiti on this car fit in well with the fall foliage in the background. A little more rail yard fun in East Saint Paul.
Minnesota Commercial Switching engine, Industrial detail.
Two trains meet in the Cedar Corridor. The oncoming Union Pacific engines are passing under 394 by Penn Avenue with the Minneapolis Skyline in the background.
Rusty beast, sleeping in plain sight in the middle of Saint Paul.
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!
It’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!
In 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.
This is the prow of a retired locomotive at the Minnesota Commercial Railroad roundhouse in St. Paul. Look closely, the number is actually 5059, the 50 has been painted over.