Gary Radulski is the proud owner of Broken Knuckle Apparel, an on-line store that features apparel and accessories centered around all things railroad. Though born in Detroit, Michigan, Gary spent many years working for the Union Pacific Railroad in San Antonio, Texas. Now living in Houston with his wife and sons, Gary continues to work in the railroad industry as a locomotive engineer.
Aside from the railroad, Gary served the United States as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. His dedication to our country adds to his strengths in organization and professionalism, and that’s evident in everything he does. Knowing that many companies sold military-style t-shirts, he began to look into the market. He noticed there was a lack of products depicting the railroad industry. From there, Gary created his business by creating items for railroad workers and railroad fans alike. Broken Knuckle Apparel provides quality products and exceptional customer service which results in highly satisfied repeat customers who refer their friends and family .
This U.S. Army Veteran continues to serve others through his business. Broken Knuckle Apparel has teamed up with the Moving America Podcast to offer donations for fundraisers for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Gary donates items to fundraisers held by the BLET Auxiliary whose purpose it is to bring safer working conditions to locomotive engineers and trainmen. The National Autism Association also receives profits from some special products sold in Gary’s store. Additionally, Gary holds an annual fundraiser for Autism Awareness Month as this cause is very important to Gary and his family.
When Gary’s isn’t working, he enjoys time with his family, working out and college sports, especially Michigan football. When asked how the store got its name he replied, “When you’re a locomotive engineer, the one thing you don’t want to do is break a knuckle; it means you broke your train in half.