Sunday, March 11, 2012

Today's Train of Thought- Horse Play, March 11, 2012

As predicted back in December by yours truly, snow has arrived in the Jefferson County/Thousand Islands region of Upstate New York. Mind you, this is hardly a bold act of prognostication for a part of the Empire State that annually sees more than 110 inches of the white stuff [imagine how much worse it would be if it weren't for global warming- NANESB!]. There's a reason the US Army's 10th Mountain Division is stationed nearby.

Here, contributor Joe Hance catches CSX GP38-2s #2799 and #2721 trundling north with a short cut of cars at Antwerp, NY with local freight B 778-03 enroute to Gouverneur, NY on a snowy December 3rd, 2008.

The lead CSX geep is showing the the CSX paint scheme known as 'Bright Future' while the trailing unit shows off more utilitarian colors known as 'Dark Future'. As the photographer pointed out- the horse in the foreground simply doesn't care and does its best to go about grazing undisturbed.

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