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Monster Hopper


I got a shot of this cement hopper on Jones Island in Milwaukee, WI in May of 2002. Several of these cement hoppers have been painted up. I thought this was probably the best of all of them. This car does show up at Jones Island several times a year. If you look closely you can see that the hopper car that the monster is holding is painted to look like this car. Amazing detail. to bad its illegal.

Keith Schmidt
I do not support this kind of vandilism, but i have to say that is quite an interesting piece.
I suspect this artistic tagger may be somewhat of a railfan. Note that he took care to leave the reporting marks untouched.
This person show great talent in painting graphics. he should get a job as a graphics artist.
I also noticed the monster is holding a look alike car.

This car is also in the MSTS file library.

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