End of the Line

It appears to be the "End of the Line" for this railcar that has seen it's better days. I wonder about the history of it's travels and some of the places it's been. While passing through Stewartstown, in south eastern Pennsylvania near the Maryland line, this railcar caught my eye as I drove past so I circled back to get a shot. It is located on private property, as indicated by a sign along the perimeter, so I was unable to get up close and personal as desired. I would have loved to have gotten a few shots of the interior but armed with my trusty 18-200mm Nikkor, I settled for the shots below.

End of the Line
End of the Line
End of the Line - closeup
End of the Line - closeup

The graffiti on the side of the car is an obvious reference to the local authorities which reads "Stewartstown poilce suck".  That's no typo, the word police is misspelled in the graffiti, perhaps illustrating the haste at which this was applied or the reason we need to do homework after school. The reference is likely the result of having been run off the property and railcar. :-)

You may also notice that the wheels and axle assemblies have been removed, perhaps recycled and riding the rails again. At least they used railroad ties to create a perch. Short of a complete restoration project, this IS the end of the line for this once proud railcar.

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM