Nice to see the Kodak Kidd rolling through. I don't know if it's just me, but it seems to be rare in these parts. Thus far, Kodak Kidd has been more than generous in our correspondence--taking time to answer my pesky inquires. When I asked him about this particular one, "Catching a ride with 27 on BNSF," this is what he had to say:
Well, if you're thinking we hopped/rode that train together, we didn't. The story is, I was in a rail yard late one night, probably 12-1 AM, and came upon the car, I remember the one, believe it was a green hopper of some sort. I saw 27's streak on the panel, and being an admirer of his stuff as well, I placed one of my monikers on it, and labeled it ''catching a ride.'' Basically meaning "getting up" on the same car; my moniker will ride along with 27's. "Casey Jones -All Aboard" is me as well. I started that moniker a few years ago. I don't do many of them, so they are somewhat rare. I started it because there are times when I'm streaking for hours and after doing a ton of film rolls etc., it's gets tiring. I wanted something that was different from the usual strokes of the Kodak Kidd, and that was a little quicker to execute. One day I just drew it, without thinking, and liked it. I refined it a little, and Casey Jones was born. There is actually a Casey Jones Flickr page I started, but rarely update. Here is the link for that page.
-The Kodak Kidd
|Mpls, MN, April '11|