Chandler – The Search For Bozo Texino

A few years back I was living out west in Arizona – more specifically in Chandler, a small suburb on the outskirts of Phoenix. Aside from tumbleweeds there’s nothing out there to see. It’s a rather desolate place. I used to bike around alot, most of the time heading out into the Desert in the evenings and weekends – mostly because I liked the absurdity of it. During one of these excursions I stumbled upon a Trainyard.  I’m quite a fan of Boxcar Art and Graffiti, and after reading a book about Train Hobos and Freight Train Riders(and some stuff by Bill Daniel who made an awesome documentary movie about his search for Bozo Texino). So every other weekend  I tramped  out to this Train yard in search of the markings of Bozo Texino and other Freight Train Riders.

So fast forward a few years, I found this film in one of my cameras which I hadn’t used in years and got it developed (believe it or not I still have several rolls of film that I need to get developed from these outings.). The following pictures – which were in surprisingly good condition – are from one of those weekend outings when I was searching for Bozo Texino.

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Bozo Texino - Photo by Bill Daniels

Bozo Texino – Photo by Bill Daniels

Ill have the Flickr Album “Bozo Texino” up soon

Unused Railroad Tracks in the Train Depot

Unused Railroad Tracks in the Train Depot

Turkey Graffiti/Marking on a Freight Train

Turkey Graffiti/Marking on a Freight Train

Turkey 9 Bed 00 Graffiti/Marking on a Freight Train

Turkey 9 Bed 00 Graffiti/Marking on a Freight Train

The Polaroid Kidd marking on a Freight Train in Chandler

The Polaroid Kidd marking on a Freight Train in Chandler

Heres the Story behing the polaroid kidd

NITZ TAF (?) 2008 Marking spotted on a Freight Train

NITZ TAF (?) 2008

Doors Open... Train Hobo Marking

Doors Open…

Poop graffiti on a Freight Train in Arizona

very creative….

Stay Off! 06 - Hobo graffiti spotted on a Freight Train in Arizona

Stay Off! 06 – Now thats a warning…

AWC Pikl Ree Aspkt Hugh Telow(?) Train Graffiti

AWC Pikl Ree Aspkt Hugh Telow(?)

Train Hobo Graffiti on an Arizina Freight Train

another marking – this time without the warning

OCD! 08 Train Graffiti

OCD! 08

Bend Over Ohe Train Hobo Graffiti

Bend Over Ohe(?)

AWC Train Graffiti

another one by AWC

Neate (?) Train Hobo Graffiti in Arizona

Neate (?)

The Ribcage O.N.S Train Hobo Graffiti in Arizona

The Ribcage O.N.S

Stay Off! Train Hobo warning on a Freight Train

Stay Off!

Savage - Freight Train Graffiti

Savage – smoker.com – Happy Birthday

DFT - Freight Train Graffiti in Arizona

some more tags

Freight Train Cowboy - Arizona

Freight Train Cowboy

End of the Freight Train

The End

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