Here it is straitened but I like the first one better myself. Oh and this copy is a little smaller because I'm working off a broadband card right now and I don't feel like waiting for the full rez image to upload.
I love that effect, it is a very high contrast look and feel. You also get a sense of sadness or loss at the train that it is burning. That peeled/brunt paint on the front just adds nicely to it. As for that light distortion, I would not touch it at all, it adds to the flavor of the pic. Sometimes we don't have to be "teechnically" perfect to get the effect that we want.
That's why I like the first one better. I like more space on the left, but you loose that when you staiten it. Thanks for the compliments! I wish it fit into the photo challenge theme for this month so I could submit it. Oh well.