Nothing like standardization...

One Hayes Type-SF and one Buda wheelstop (left and right respectively) protect the end of a setout track in Albuquerque, NM. Wheelstops are light-duty bumperposts intended to keep cars from rolling beyond the end of a spur track. Of course, they aren't 100% effective, and judging from the rounded top on the Hayes wheelstop, it has had a car or two shoved over it. One might surmise that there was once a matched set of Hayes SF's here, and that one of them got irreparably damaged by such an altercation. The railroad replaced the damaged stop with the Buda stop and left the other one as-is. Well, who knows?

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