Whether you are a train buff, a lover of history, or Philadelphian, learning about the Main Line will fascinate you. Since 2010 I have photographed and handcrafted PicBricks of the Main Line. Now I want to make these works of art available to everyone. Remember PicBrick film can be used on ANY masonry surface. Don’t let the name fool you, PicBrick film can decorate almost ANY wall! Bricks are just one popular surface.
The Historic Main Line of Philadelphia dates to the late 1820’s. Back then it was known as the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad. Passengers took the steam train all the way to the old Pennsylvania Canal. Now this line is internationally famous. The route is so entrenched in modern culture that the Philadelphia suburbs are simply known as the Main Line. These beautiful train stations stretch from rural Thorndale, Pennsylvania, all the way to busy downtown Suburban Station. Included in the set is not only the oldest train station in Philadelphia but in all of North America! This Greek Rival station dates back to 1834.
PicBrick film is a revolutionary material that when heated melts into any masonry surface. Any image can become a work of art. I choose to use bricks as they make great doorstops, table centerpieces, and paperweights. To apply it is an easy three step process which adheres the film to bricks, slate, basement walls, and more. Any clean masonry surface can become your canvas. Cinderblock walls look great with the larger mancave posters turning ordinary walls into murals.
I need your help to print the entire Main Line Collection. In order to print these impressions economically we must reach critical mass printing levels. Donations start at just one dollar and go all the way up to the Full Main Line Gold Set.
•The bare minimum to print out the first run will be $3,650 dollars. Any money past this goal will allow me to market and educate a larger crowd.
•Funding will be used for PicBrick material, UV resistant ink, bricks, packaging, and glossy paint.
•There are a lot of great rewards to choose. Look to the right for all the options. Remember you can apply this material to more than bricks.
Each station comes with its history and milepost number on the reverse side. I want everyone to create, play, and learn about the Main Line. Making these works of art will be a great way for kids and adults to create and work together.
Preserving and sharing the history of these elegant landmarks is my ultimate goal.
Other Ways You Can Help
I understand everyone is not in the position to donate financially, so please send this site to 10 other train buffs, history lovers, or collectors. I can only reach the printing goal with your support and the support of the community. If you like this project, please show your friends.
Please spread the word.