Railroad car art

Railroad car art

These arty railcars were in the lot behind the

Old Pueblo Trolley museum.
250 E. 36th Street, Tucson, AZ
Just walk past the building on 36th.

I’m hoping when I go back to the museum, they’ll let me in the back storage yard to see the ones I can’t get to.  I’m also curious about the project that paid for the one mural — if it was part of a larger project in case there are other murals.  We’ll see.

These were the first one’s I saw lost on 36th.

Unlike oil paintings in museums, erosion becomes part of weathered murals
barbed wires, fences don’t keep folks out.
generally if folks like a street mural, they won’t graffitti spray paint on the image as a sign of respect — but blank spaces nearby are fair game.

Darn, just realized I didn’t have a long shot of the whole second mural.  Also there was another mural back there I couldn’t get a shot of.

Then I saw this one.  The two murals are at 90 degrees to each other. This one was commissioned.

I counldn’t read the orange/cream letters although it’s obviously a word(s)
Bridge goes to a temple

Between the signature on the left of this mural and this “thank you” on the right is why I figure it’s commissioned. I figure those groups contributed to a project grant.


10/1/18 Update:  I didn’t know who the artists were that created these murals.  Luckily today I was talking with TonyLightStorm and as a fellow street artist, he knew them.  I shared the link in Instagram adn the photo that ended up showing was the 3rd one above, with the genie on the right side.  He told me:

“So this one is one of best friends from high school.  He used to write Madcap christian acevedo.”

“Now the Crew NG is outta Phoenix.  They are good friends.  Mac or elmac is hugely famous now.  He the character and some or most of the background.  Face next to the Asian lion. Equis is on other side.”

“The star wars scene is by another good friend known as SUCH ONE.  It’s on the other side.  I’m trying to remember the other names of the other pieces.  Piece meaning masterpiece. Graffitti lingo.  I’ll figure it out.”

“Did you know there’s a hidden mural just across the street from the Trolley Museum in the parking lot at the Crossroads restaurant?  It’s a conquistador by Luis Gustavo Mena.  He has numerous murals all over town.”


Old Pueblo Trolley museum
250 E. 36th Street, Tucson, AZ
Tuesday through Thursday:  11am–3pm
Friday and Saturday:  10am–4pm
Sunday: 11am-3pm


Originally published my photos under Cactus Haiku, Senryu : Brilliant

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