About the Book
Volume 13 is a collection of 3,000 photos, taken in late 2011 and early 2012, of everything railroad. Much like the first 12, it documents the ever-changing cargo of the railroad as it hunts for the remaining relics of the once wonderful Southern Pacific Railroad. Within, you'll find rust, fallen flags, ridges, tankers, flats (and all other boxcars, hoppers, gondo's, etc.), mile long lines and the graffiti that adorns it. Anything and everything railroad!
This volume highlights the art of freight artist, Swear GTL - All Nation. His ideas and innovation are impressive and his passion to create is too large to contain. Roughly 40 pages of style and color represent a small notion of what is to come from this California native who's mission is to free himself from life's proverbial rails and paint wherever the railroad goes.
Along with the Artist Highlight and the usual barrage of page after page trains, is a Rail Fan section that contains everything non-graffiti related along with wholecare shots and some end to ends.
All in all, it's a big ass book with a ton of pictures. I promise you'll love it. Check out the preview and tell your friends...
I have a passion for the railroad, some say addiction, but I prefer the former. I've been lucky enough to travel around the country and Canada to watch trains and meet other young enthusiasts like myself. I'm a fan of art and love the country, and todays railroad holds both quite well. At the present time I live next to a large railyard and am fortunate to have plenty of opportunities to photograph railcars daily. So, until I find myself living under the Thailand sun, I'll be resting patiently beneath the California sky waiting for another line to come rolling by.