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For the Rivet Counters, err Bolt Counters

February 3, 2010

Rivet-counter is the mild perjorative that some railfans use to describe other fans that might be slightly, well, let’s just say  detail-oriented.

It’s the railfan version of too-much-information. Let the record reflect that I have no quarrel with the rivet-counters. It’s just that when I saw the below photo, I couldn’t help thinking about them.

UP 844 at its Del Rio, Texas stop-over on May 12, 2006

I really like the way the soft morning light comes in at just the right angle to highlight the details on the face of UP 4-8-4 844. You can, if you’re inclined to, actually count the bolts.

Not that anything is wrong with that…

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