graffitiweek: trains

Trains and graffiti go together like peanut butter and jelly…and this one is no exception. I have always loved this slogan Southern Serves The South on the trains I saw go through Columbia, SC. I love the contrast of colors and how the graffiti takes over the bottom half of the train while respectfully staying clear of the type on the train. Such a neat contrast of letterforms.

I came across this boxcar discarded on the side of a train track. It was just sitting there. The hard edge letters paired with the curves of graffiti makes such a neat pairing. I did some research and found out that some of these cars said SOLID GOLD. These were 50′ non-refrigerated plug door cars owned by FGE and they could be seen in two different colors which were yellow cars with black lettering or they could also be seen in an Orange Color with Black lettering.
FGE also owned or had a fleet of 57′ Reefers which said SOLID COLD and with REAL COLD on them. These cars were often a cream color with Black or blue lettering.

Awesome, right? See any neat graffiti around town? Take a pic and tweet it to me @nikki_vz to be included in #graffitiweek!

One response to “graffitiweek: trains

  1. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog.

    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays.

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