Railroad in a Modern Environment?

Yesterday (Wednesday Dec 12, 2012) I made productive use of winter light while photographing between Ayer, Fitchburg and Gardner, Massachusetts. Where many of my images focused on the railroad, delineating it from its surroundings, on reviewing my work, this scene at Gardner caught my eye. Here, almost lost in a modern setting, is the hood of a GP40-2L with only ‘Rail System’ helping to identify this transportation hardware in virtual visual geometric patchwork quilt. Is this how most of the world perceives railways? I wonder.

Canon 7D with f2.8 200mm lens; ISO 400, f6.3 at 1/1000 second.
Canon 7D with f2.8 200mm lens; ISO 400, f6.3 at 1/1000 second.

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