Another rail bridge covered in graffiti - this time in Tempe. This one is definitely on a running line - a goods train rumbled over it just after I took this photo, and it's also used by lots of passenger trains.
Surely you don't need a closedown to paint under the running lines? I don't know about you, but I'm starting to see a pattern here - a pattern of not cleaning rail bridges.
As for the trains, a freight train went through the station when I was there. I took 10 photos of the wagons, each photo showing 2 different wagons. Every wagon had graffiti on it, and I didn't see the whole train. You get the picture though - the train was a big mess.
These wagons are neither cheap nor easy to repaint. What you are looking at here is tens of thousands of dollars damage - if not hundreds of thousands. I don't know what the company policy is with regard to graffiti (the wagons seemed to be owned by the Manildra Group) - whether they bother to report this sort of thing to the Police, and estimate the cost of the damage.
This sort of thing just adds to the cost of a packet of flour. Graffiti is not a "victimless crime" when the cost of it flows through to the consumer and hits the poor in the hip pocket.