Railroad Corridor Project

"As a matter of fact, rusted sprockets and rail ties really are a perfect artistic medium."

Out of the blue, we got a call asking if we’d be interested in working on an art project. A sculpture. Made of railroad ties. Salvaged steel. And whatever the artists saw fit to include. All to be set next to the tracks on Santa Fe, at the intersections of Murdock, Central, 1st and 2nd Streets.

Of course we would.

Railroad Corridor Project
Santa Fe Street & Murdock, Central, 1st, 2nd

Project Details

  • Farha worked in partnership with artists Steve Murillo, Terry Corbett and Richie Bergen to create a metal easel for their work.
  • Union Pacific railroad donated the materials for the project.
  • Each sculpture has a theme:  Railroad Crossing, Train Time, Timepiece and Electric Train.
  • The structures featured steel beams, metal circles, arcs and train parts, including crossing lights, railroad spikes and rail beams.