Topic: Trains of Steam

A lovely collection of paintings of steam trains was just posted over at the Russian livejournal community, Behold the Power of Steam:

https://imgprx.livejournal.net/b1e8b84ea2d20808532d158212f198d1d066df87/a47GG1NVulnRqO3H1QbGhyG3EuH7kFynTDbfabUVspjHGW2ppQ97P-0dKs4ZUe18VXNXFPoVfZnNrW4lEilJKwXUDEUms00SFT3LOeiFo8mLHdykDzV-oOun4gGuSHkA0iIhKx9MC_bDZ5Es4PY84g

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There's some truely lovely works there.  The first one out of that series is my favorite.

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You might want to check this out ( http://www.5at.co.uk/ ), the new thinking about steam trains for the 21st century.

the trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be

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That's pretty cool!  Not only because it's steam in our modern times, but because a train like this reminds me of retro-futuristic art:

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/904/5at12jsmr9.jpg

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Dr Damon Molinarius wrote:

You might want to check this out ( http://www.5at.co.uk/ ), the new thinking about steam trains for the 21st century.

That is cool.Love it how they didn'tdo too much to alter the appearance of thetrain - itstill has the classicgood looks.

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Gorgeous paintings. The bright colours remind me a little of Thomas the Tank Engine

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Here's another pretty cool train. I don't know what kind it is though.  It was posted HERE but the text's in Russian.  All I can decipher is "1937" so I presume that's the year the train was built/photographed...

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/627/expressgo7.th.jpg

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It was photographed by Arkady Chaiget. The train seems to be one of his more famous motives. His other pictures might be somewhat disturbing. See Google, copy the name APKA... and the word after that and google the images.

Just call me Jack

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Thanks for the name!  This page has lots of his photographs up also.  Contrary to the work displayed on the website you gave, these seem mostly intended to idealize Soviet life, with many pictures of parades and tranquil urban life.

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From Plan59:

http://www.plan59.com/images/JPGs/national_paint_1949_train_1.jpg

From 1949, someone’s idea of a clever slogan for the National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association. (Although we suppose that when you’re the National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association, you take what you can get.) Much more memorable in this ad are the visuals — a striking polychrome locomotive painted by Andre Durenceau, who, not surprisingly, at one time worked for Technicolor.