This ugly duckling is called the Galloping Goose. It was a contraption created by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad for passenger service on the narrow gauge railways in southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico. It’s the crazy love child of a box car, a bus, and a Packard V12 motor. Today, there are a few that remain and have been restored. They run them for special passenger and photo charters on the tourist railroads like the Toltec and Cumbres Scenic Railroad as shown here. This picture was taken just outside of Chama, NM as the Goose was pulling out of town on a private tourist run.
Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 70-200mm f/4L @ 70mm ISO 400, f/11, 1/125 sec.