Solutionary Rail Renderings FINISHED!

Another milestone was crossed yesterday with the completion of the Solutionary Rail color renderings!  

I am deeply grateful to artist J. Craig Thorpe for his fine work and attention to detail throughout the process.  It has been an honor to work with Craig.  

Support from people like YOU made it possible to commision such beautiful work by the country's most renowned railroad illustrator.  Our thank you gifts for those who pitch-in to this project include the poster and even prints of the renderings by artist J. Craig Thorpe pictured below.  Check them out!  


If Solutionary Rail excites you here are three things you can do immediately:

  1. Pitch-in to help print the book posters and propel the outreach campaign HERE.  (optional site HERE.) We're on the cusp of collecting the $5k matching grant! so thank you to everyone who has already pitched in.  We are excited to send you the book and poster as soon as we get them.

  2. Join the Solutionary Rail Outreach Team by calling the Backbone office at 206-408-8058 or send an email to

  3. Sign and SHARE the the Petition to Governor Inslee (Not necessary to be in Washington State) to champion the Solutionary Rail proposal. The petition also offers an option to volunteer. Please select that option and we will make a special point of making sure you have the opportunity to collaborate on this campaign.