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Trains have been a part of American folklore ever since they were invented, from the early legends of John Henry and Casey Jones sacrificing their lives in furtherance of the industry, to the Quad City DJs sacrificing their careers telling you to "ride it". For tees putting a unique spin on the railroad's glory days, check out Dream Like Reality's Factory Store

DLR's a Philly-based shirt printer who routinely crafts duds for locals like Undrcrwn and Breakaway Ink, and's now doing its own thing via this line of super-soft tees recalling long-gone railroad companies and other icons from the glory days before trains were only good for meeting your future wife who's gonna father your child that becomes President, but only if you have a super-fast cellphone with which to buy impulse tickets. Railroad-themed tees get b&w photos screened across the entire shirt, with designs like "Engines" featuring three modern iron horses with "DLR" markings; "Belle Isle", showing a rail yard full of boxcars and tankers; and "Bridge", with a down-the-tracks shot across a trestle covered in a tastefully reserved red sweater vest rust-proof paints. Throwback logo'd jobs highlighting some classic old-school emblems and scriptwork include nods to local regional lines like Philadelphia & Reading Railway and Pennsylvania Rail Road, plus not-so-local companies like Western-based Burlington Northern and the Alaska Railroad, which offered riders views of Mount McKinley and according to some, Russia

If you'd like to go more meta, Dream's got a simple "I Heart Trains", with silhouettes of a heart and an old engine, plus a NSFW offering with a bare-chested lady acting as a train tunnel -- and suddenly Quad City's instructions sound prescient.