Monikers are throwbacks to the days of tramping the rails and can still be found in the tramping and rail graffiti subcultures. Beginning of last century homeless traveling laborers hitched rides in boxcars. They were called tramps. Sometimes a tramp would mark a car he rode in with his moniker, usually a drawing and his nickname, along with the month and year. Today monikers can still be found on boxcars, but these are new monikers of railfans, artists, writers, and the like. There are many well known monikers, such as Lil' Herby, Colossus of Roads, Bozo Texino, Whistle Blower, Corkscrew Johnny Not all moniker writers ride the rails.