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Final Train. by JasonHeeley Final Train. by JasonHeeley
I used to be fascinated by diesel locos as a child, always impressed by the vague, terrifying notions of whatever I imagined was caged inside each of those grimy, rolling metal hulks - that which thundered and protested and shook concrete and stone as it passed. Their appearance seemed to me evocative of something relentless, unstoppable and otherworldly - something cold, threatening and immensely dangerous. Throughout my adult life, I've spent more than my fair share of time on Britain's crumbling rail network, but nothing I've seen since seemed to match the power of those old childhood imprints, locked in memory. Trains are obviously very emotive, evocative things - as witnessed by the number of fictional romances, thrillers and chilling supernatural tales concerning themselves with the subject, or perhaps it's the very fact that so many real journeys begin and end with them.

But what if there was always one final train to take? A service we all board at our own designated hour. You may find yourself on that strangely silent platform without warning. Soon, an immense, dark loco pulls in slowly with it's train, crackling and shuddering as some unearthly energy courses angrily beneath it's decaying metal skin. Of course, you are compelled to travel - whatever it's destination may be...

Finally finished!
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Final Train. by ~JH1873 is a chilling scene with a destination unknown. Might be safer to walk. ( Suggested by gjoa and Featured by JunkbyJen )
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ColorfullArtist Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
<bro: a InterCity class 55. cool

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ShadAmylover1012 Jan 20, 2014  Professional Writer
Thats awsome.
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ShadAmylover1012 Jan 20, 2014  Professional Writer
Np
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The-Last-Bohemian Dec 26, 2013  Student Writer
I absolutely love this piece. The colors and details are brilliant, but the man standing just off the locomotive really makes it for me. I'm not sure if it was intentional, but his eyes really seem as if they're staring at you, almost as if he's waiting for you to board the train.
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Great feedback - thankyou! :)
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:iconladymalvoliosander:
Being compulsed to travel souns really sinister, but the train itself isn't so scary after all, and the more I think about it, the more appealing it sounds. Beautiful drawing!
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Yoink! (That means I'm snagging this for my pinball game that includes a train target) ;D
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:iconjasonheeley:
I don't mind you using this for a personal, NON-COMMERCIAL project, but ONLY if I am credited properly for the work.
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