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Post by PT7 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:34 am

Very informative, MrEd. This article chronicles police work by a former LASD Sergeant, which deals with freight train crimes over several decades. Most interesting was learning the existence of the "FTRA."

https://www.policemag.com/373058/the-fr ... of-america

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I don't mean to be a 'noodge' but what you are calling 'art' is actually referred to as 'tagging' - and is typically used as a messaging system for gang members.

Hard to say what the creepy 'couple' denote but it's probably not anything peaceful and loving. Notice the 'gang' symbols below the 'C' ?

Also it is illegal as it is 'technically' vandalism.
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Re: Trains

Post by Cowboy Gun Fan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 am

Looks like a great book there Mags.
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Post by CT_Shooter » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:59 am

The Essex SteamTrain rolls by my house (actually behind the house just across the street) every 90 minutes. It stops about 1/4 mile past the house, where it releases steam and begins it's return trip back to the station. My late father-in-law worked as a conductor on it in his retirement.

In my second year of college in 1993, I recorded him at work for a video production course. I was forty-two at the time.

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Re: Trains

Post by Mistered » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:05 am

I have always admired the art in it
I'll bet you would lose your 'admiration' for it if you came out and saw it on you house or property - as many have.
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Post by JEBar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:25 am

the railroad exhibit area in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation ===> https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/henr ... /railroads <=== is truly amazing .... its on the very short list of museums that I'd really like to visit again .... I thoroughly enjoy the steam era locomotives .... personally, I have no patience for graffiti .... to me its criminal
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Post by RanchRoper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:36 am

Ya my wife just takes photos of 'em...if she starts hanging around the rail yard with spray paint, that could be an issue.
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Post by JEBar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am

RanchRoper wrote:
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Ya my wife just takes photos of 'em...if she starts hanging around the rail yard with spray paint, that could be an issue.
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Re: Trains

Post by Cowboy Gun Fan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:59 pm

Mistered wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:05 am
I have always admired the art in it
I'll bet you would lose your 'admiration' for it if you came out and saw it on you house or property - as many have.
You left out the part "Although I have looked at it as graffiti and actually vandalism too"

and

"even though I wish it was on a different canvas", in the same sentence.
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Post by Ojaileveraction » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:34 pm

One mans Graffiti, another mans petroglyph.
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Re: Trains

Post by Vaquero » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:38 pm

Saw this one today.

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