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Worlds in Collision

by Carl Swanson

In the early days of railroads in the west, often there would be trains specifically for the purpose of shooting buffalo from the trains. This was called fun, nope.

Anyway, in this painting one bull has attacked the train. Hence the title of the piece "Worlds in Collision."

One should take note of the number on the front of the locomotive; 97. Cue the song of "The Wreck of Old 97" about about a runaway train wreck. In today's parlance trianwreck refers to a total disaster. So, to me anyway, that 97 on the locomotive and the futile charge of the angry bull says it all.

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