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Brakeman Poster featuring the photograph The Brakeman - Vintage by Robert Frederick

The watermark in the lower right corner of the image will not appear on the final print.







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10.00" x 8.00"


12.00" x 10.00"





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The Brakeman - Vintage Poster


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The Brakeman - Vintage poster by Robert Frederick.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Atlanta, GA

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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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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 From A Car Window I travel North Texas roads a lot and a lot of everything here is photographed from my car window. Iím not all that lazy but my idea is to show you what you might be missing while driving and texting or putting your makeup on in the rearview at 60Mph. Perhaps you see what I see but don't carry a camera and wish you could have a few of those moments back. Perhaps you'll find those moments, even the more spectacular, here. Or, watch this! Dinah Shore singing "See The USA, In A Cheverolet" Applicable but random thoughts: "Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything." ...

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