I took a road trip to Death Valley a few years ago. While exploring a few of the nearby ghost towns, I discovered this abandoned boxcar. HDR photography brought out the still brilliant blues and reds and hints of green and yellow, as well as the high desert landscape seen through the far opening.
How fantastic this boxcar must have looked freshly painted. I wonder what it was used for—a circus? A ladies dining car? A traveling snake oil salesman’s display car? Why is there an old mattress spring on the floor? Was this a sleeping car?