Posting some photos for Lyency and the 150 year anniversary. My husband and I were amazed at the length of the freight trains in America. There's nothing like it that I know of in Europe.
It takes on average six minutes for the freight train to pass the crossing. Chicago is a major transportation hub for rail so we got to see many of these amazingly long trains.
The cars were empty as they passed by and we wondering what is transported in these freight cars? Since the walls are perforated and there is "excess height", I assume some kind of livestock?
All of the cars on this train were all the same, except for the graffiti which was like a rolling art show.