Art Crimes: Trains

New York yard, photo by Opal 2002 Basel yard, photo by Info Paris - Gare Du Nord, photo by Fint 1998



Writing graffiti with spraypaint on passenger trains began in New York City in the 1970s. Trains are a moving target and are often well guarded. They are hard to paint and difficult to photograph. Either one can get you arrested or even killed.

Read what happened to Slick when he tried to save his friend in a tunnel. Paint fumes in tunnels can explode with a spark. Don't let it happen to you! Benoe.AM7.MSG was crushed to death by a train October 18, 1997.    Sk8.CBS RIP, OEPZ-ONE RIP.

Sadly, these guys knew what they were doing, had lots of experience, and they were still killed by trains. Please stay away from tracks because trains can silently sneak up on you. Touching the track can also trigger much higher fines if you're caught in the yard. Parked trains can also jump suddenly, when other cars bang into them to hook up down the line, so always use the ladders to cross over (not under) trains, and hold on tightly.

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North America

Passenger Trains

Chicago 1
Milwaukee 1
New York 1 2 3 4 5 6
Washington DC 1

Freights

Albuquerque 1 2
Canada 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
East Coast (US) 1 2 3 4
Los Angeles 1
Mexico 1 2 3
Miami 1 2
Midwest 1
New York 1
North America 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105
Ohio 1
Oregon 1 2 3 4 5
Philadelphia 1
Pittsburg 1 2
Rochester 1 2 3 4
Vermont 1
Wisconsin
Seattle
U.S. (various) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68
West Coast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Freight Monikers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Other North and South American Train Sites

Anonymous Art
Bayones
Bombing Science
Bottle in the Ocean
Blade
Boxcar Art
Boxcar Project
Buenos Aires Graff
Burnerzonly
Collect Them All
Connections
CTA trains and more
Desynz
Digitalish
DJKayote
Dr. Revolt
DuroCIA
Fear Graffiti
Fuk J Burke
Geflesht
Government Cheese
Graffiti Organizado
Graffiti Railroad Archive 1 2 3
Ill Effect
Jaroh
Krime Time Productions
Letters and Text
New York City Graffiti @149 St.
Nitty Gritty Graf Page
None Can Test
Not Without Opposition
NYC Trains
Paid3
Paseoner
Railwhores
Sacramento Graffiti
Silent Wrytes
South @ Seven
Spark 1200
St. Louis Freights
Steel Vandals
Subway Outlaws
TC Freights
Underground Art
Uncle Festaer's
Visual Cancer
Visual Orgasm: The Canadian Climax
Wallnuts
Yes2Krylon

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Europe

Passenger Trains

Amsterdam, Holland 1
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
France 1 2 3 4 5 6
Paris 1 2 3 4 5
Germany 1 2 3 4 5 6
Berlin, Germany
Munich, Germany
Greece
Holland 1 2
Hungary 1 2
Italy 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Italy and France 1
Rome, Italy 1 2 3 4
Portugal 1 2 3 4 5 6
Prague, Czech Republic 1 2
Puerto Rico 1 2 3
Serbia 1 2
Slovakia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Spain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sweden 1 2
Switzerland 1 2
Turkey 1 2 3 4 5
Mixed passenger trains 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Freights

Finland
Poland
Belgium
Russia and more
Italy
Mixed Europe

Other European Train Sites

AK-47
AR graffiti
Area 33
Artistz.de
Autograff
BGS
Buffstuff
BurnerzOnly
Candalizm
Catchme
Dirties Rome
DOUBLE-H. Hamburg Graffiti
Dutch Damage
Endstation
Fixart.de
Free Art Group Russia
Flashbereich.de
GeelBlauw
Graffiti Hamburg 80
Graffiti Mainz
Graffiti.AG
Graffitibox
Hamburg
Hard 2 Burn
Hardlines
Harmless Magazine Hungary
HUH?
Increase the Piece
LB Crew Bulgaria
Liquidz Germany
Midnite Run
N-igma UK
NAS-LMA Germany
NETZ
Nutz Die Nacht
PBSINS
Portuguese Writing
R.ecrividism Germany
Rail7
rhaZHia Switzerland
Serial Killers Sweden
Stradanove Italy
The Others Crew
Timeless-X
Train City
Walllecker Berlin
Warsaw Represent

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Australia

Passenger Trains

Australia 1 2
Melbourne
Brisbane

Freights

Australian Freights

Other Australian Train Sites

Melburn Steel


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Other Places

Passenger Trains


Argentina
Brazil 1
South Africa 1 2
Peru 1

Freights


South America
Brazil 1 2 3 4 5 6
Chile 1 2 3
China
Chile, New Zealand, and more
Brazil, Greece
Canada, Turkey, Mexico, PR
Belgium, Australia, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, UK, Turkey
Australia, Chile
New Zealand

Other Train Sites


More cool sites about subways and freight art (hobo/worker tags and monikers):


Subways in the world
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Sites with train photos
NMRA Directory of World Wide Rail Sites
Hobo Train links from St. Louis Freights
New York City (and other) Subway Resources
Paris Subway Les stations fermées du métro parisien
Railserve - the Internet Railroad Directory.
Train tracer links at Connections
RailCams at Train Web
Trains.com

Photo of New York trains, © copyright 2002 Opal. Photo of Basel, Switzerland yard by Info. Photo of Gare Du Nord station in Paris © Copyright 1998 Fint. Digital designs © Copyright 1996 EXPLICIT KONCEPTS. Thanks to Genius for his work on the page design.

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