painting engines or cabooses is not a smart thing to do. in my area, there is a lot of graffiti going on, but the police and the workers are pretty much none the wiser. they pull in line after crushed line and never pay attention to the pieces or people that they see around the yard. if someone hit an engine or an old yard caboose, or anything like that...they would be on the lookout. that means anyone---benchers, writers, hobos, or just passerby's are gonna get fucked with. also--the chances of the workers caring if they DID see someone painting a freight changes. a lot of workers dont care...but if they had to go through all kinds of bullshit because of the engine deal the next person they saw would definitely get hemmed up.
no response is needed to this--for FUTURE reference...stay off engines, respect the railway workers, respect your spots and THINK before you paint. cheers.