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Brakeman Tote Bag featuring the photograph The Brakeman - Vintage by Robert Frederick

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The Brakeman - Vintage 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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2 - 3 business days

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Charlotte, NC

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Thank you Linda - I worked hard to get all the goof details :)

F/L The blue tones are perfect for this train. The light vignette sets off the train beautifully. Wonderful composition with goof details.

Thank you Sherry

Appreciated Richard

Like the blue tint - gives it the feel of an engraving! F&V

Beautifully done :) v f

Robert Frederick replied:

THank you very much Lucy Matta

Amazing work of art, Bob! L F

Robert Frederick replied:

Thank you very much Gene

Fine treatment of an even finer image. LF

Robert Frederick replied:

More thank appreciate, William

Love the vintage look!/L

Robert Frederick replied:

Thanks Diana

Fascinating technique! L Mary Beth Landis

Robert Frederick replied:

Thanks for looking Mary Beth

Thank you very much David and Carol Kelly!

Awesome work.

Trains are so interesting...especially the steamers...great image

Thank you very much Deena - truly appreciate your support

great work!

fabulous image love the finish on this Robert

Revisiting! I love this.

Robert Frederick replied:

Truly appreciate the extra look Caitlyn - thanks

Thank you for the feature in Trains, Trains, Trains, Valerie - an honor

Thank you kindly for looking Patricia

Thank you very much Carol

Great job! It takes you back in time.

Much appreciated Jeff

Hats off to you Robert. This is a smashing image. F/L.

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Tote Bag Reviews (1399)

Average Rating (5 Stars):

August 15th, 2018

It's beautiful, delighted with my purchase.

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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