Monday, June 21, 2010

A Few That Eluded Me

I've been taking a lot of pictures... it's hard to not flood the market, if you will, with every little picture I take, so here are some of significance:

The Hammer, 1990. I had another Hammer roll away from me when I was trying to get a picture and that was a big bummer. But, here's another one, at the top of a flatbed.

I don't get the inside joke.

Important enough for a date.

Faded Don A at the top of a flatbed. '98.

A humerous topographical timeline. CO, IA, then the floods in 2008.

A close-up of Colorado.

I have taken pictures of this faded signature numerous times over the year and each picture had always come out poor. Finally a few days ago I was able to catch a decent picture out it. Jerry Lee, 6-14-88.

Lastly, Don Crist, in pencil, and only pencil, yet again. '86.

I'm gonna go swimming.

See ya.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Some Boxcars and Others

Apologies for the lack of updates in the last month. For half of May I was on tour and for the other half I was getting ready for tour... and I am now just getting back into the swing of things here.

This is a very cool one. Big Bubba in 88, at the end of a grainer, probably frustrated that the train wasn't moving yet. There's no better time kill than writing your name on things.

L in 98.

Stoppin' for a rest in 2007.

The US Scout from the winter of 1988.


A different style Mr. Bass from 1987.

Hare from 1987. Peace man. Seen these popping up on a lot of the boxcars lately... well, not "popping up", but maybe I'm just paying better attention now. A lot of these are extremely faded.

Remnants from an era long gone. This served as the logo for the Rock Island railroad from 1852 to 1974. The Rock Island network ran all across the midwest and down south into Texas and other states. Rock Island love.

Well, catch ya around.