Monday, May 19, 2008

Odd Shots Monday

Anybody guess what it is? On the eastern edge of Corsicana, in the industrial district, I've noticed acres of these iron wheels/axles and long thought it might make a good odd shot. I kept looking for a time when I was passing through with good weather and no trucks rushing in and out. I gave up on that! So Friday, I grabbed just a couple of quick shots and still got in the way of an 18-wheeler! There are more photos below that show you the full perspective.
See other odd shots at Katney's Kaboodle and read more if you'd like about the railroad wheel repair business below. Apparently, this facility does repair work primarily for Union Pacific.
The following is an excerpt from a 8-K SEC Filing, filed by GREENBRIER COMPANIES INC on 10/16/2006.With over 25 years of experience in the rail industry, Meridian Rail Services
supplies both new and reconditioned wheel sets to railroads, maintenance centers
and repair shops across the U.S. and Mexico. Headquartered in Birmingham,
Alabama, Meridian operates six full service freight car wheel facilities in
Chicago Heights, IL; Corsicana, TX; Kansas City, KS; Lewistown, PA; San
Bernardino, CA; and Mexico City, Mexico. Meridian also operates a coupler
reconditioning facility in Chicago, IL and a car repair facility in Mexico City,
Mexico. Greenbrier operates four full service freight car wheel facilities in
Tacoma, WA; Pine Bluff, AR; Portland, OR; and Sahagun, Mexico.
The Greenbrier Companies (, headquartered in Lake Oswego, OR, is
a leading supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad
industry. The Company builds new railroad freight cars in its manufacturing
facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and marine barges at its U.S.
facility. It also repairs and refurbishes freight cars and provides wheels and
railcar parts at 30 locations (post Meridian acquisition) across North America.
Greenbrier builds new railroad freight cars and refurbishes freight cars for the
European market through both its operations in Poland and various subcontractor
facilities throughout Europe. Greenbrier owns approximately 9,000 railcars, and
performs management services for approximately 136,000 railcars.


Chuck Pefley said...

Nice tight framing of the wheels. Makes it quite abstract. Interesting information.

Thanks for your recent visits and comments on my blog.

andrée said...

I really really like the 2nd photo. It's so cool how they are stacked and what they are and that they are being stored/saved for something. Great post.

dot said...

They look really neat lined up like that. Interesting pictures!

Katney said...

I kind of like the second photo, too. The two make a good pair. And odd pair.

Clare said...

How very bizarre! I love rusty farming equipment... <3

Great shots :)