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Brakeman Tote Bag featuring the photograph The Brakeman by Robert Frederick

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The Brakeman Tote Bag




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Our tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a 1" black strap for easy carrying on your shoulder.   All seams are double-stitched for added durability.   Each tote bag is machine-washable in cold water and is printed on both sides using the same image.

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Charlotte, NC

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Thank you Andrew Wilson - really appreciate the thoughtful comments.

Thank you Johanna!

What a striking image in black and white! The image tells a story, and the clarity is such that one feels as if it would be possible to step into the past!

Fantastic! LF

Thanks very much Jack

A beauty of a image, all worked well ;) vf

Thank you Michael

Thank you Veikko! I'm sure glad they keep a few around and in working condition.

Excellent b&w work Robert! Nostalgia! I remember my childhood when these steam locomotives were still in operation. L

You always have great critical comments Linda - really appreciated

F/L Robert this is a wonderfully outstanding nostalgic capture of this train. Your choice of B&W is perfect for bring out the details nicely. I like the way you were able to keep out any modern elements. I once posted a photo of and engine and the engineer who use to run the engine sent me a comment! I can be a small world.

Thank you for the visit and favorites Joseph

Thank you Lea

Thank you Lenore, very much appreciate that

Thank you Meg

Wonderful capture! I too love the black and white!

Another vote plus pin with acknowledgments for one of my very faves.

Wonderful capture and great information too ... L,P

Thank you Jack - Sometimes I think I have the makings, and would have been a fine hobo.

I don't know if its a general nostalgia /for trains but the way these are worked bring back pleasing memories Thanks!;)

Thanks for looking Jack

Like how you worked this image, well done;) v

Wonderful Capture...Love this in Black and White....v

Robert Frederick replied:

Thank you for finding it (broken link) - appreciated very much.

nicely done in B&W! v

Robert Frederick replied:

Thanks for sticking through the broken link Joan - extra appreciation.

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Tote Bag Reviews (1398)

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August 13th, 2018

I am very happy with my bag and take it with me when I go shopping. It holds a number of articles and attracts attention because of the dogs' photo on both sides.

August 10th, 2018

Love the color choice on this piece. Great quality!! Fast shipping. Thank you!!

August 9th, 2018

Gorgeous art on a practical bag. Thank you, my talented friend, for helping me add a bit of magic to the everyday! Just the grownup upgrade I needed from hauling my stuff around in my boring grocery tote bags.

August 8th, 2018

Nicole at her bee yard. Very happy with Khalil Houri's Buddha bag

August 7th, 2018

Amitors you need to tote everywhere you go with Pen Sherwood's artwork and Diana Kisselburg's message.

Artist's Description

In truth, there is no brakeman - The job went away with the addition of air-brakes. The name still lingers but with a nebulous job description that may include throwing hand switches in the yard, assistant to the conductor, hand signals to the engineer, passenger duties etc. Pre-1920s he road in the caboose and applied the brakes when signaled. Individual brakes for each car may have been required so it was common for him to walk atop the cars climbing car ladders. He was generally the one who threw the "hobo" off the train. In this image he is signaling to the engineer to stop and go for disembarking the passengers and disconnecting the cars to prepare for a refuel and turnaround.

About Robert Frederick

Robert Frederick

Photography -- Mostly From A Car Window

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