For almost two centuries the train was much more than a means of transport traveling between books, music, pictures, films and utopias. It was the industrial revolution that put the train on the tracks.

The steam engine and the need to transport more and more cargo and people took the creation of the first train in 1825. In Portugal the train would arrive thirty years later with the connection between Lisbon and Carregado.

The train is also an important element of the culture of the industrial world, even appearing as a centerpiece in the futuristic manifesto published in 1909. The locomotive is the symbol of the path to the future.

In literature we can find the train on the pages of Georges Simenon, Aghata Christie or Eça de Queiroz, among others. In the music of Zeca Afonso, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington or Bob Dylan you can also hear the rhythms of the train.

The train is also a centerpiece in many films, so much so that one of the first films shown by the Lumière brothers showed the arrival of one of them at a station. They are proof that the train can travel far beyond its rails ...

Now i want the train enter in MailArt

01. Theme: Train / MailTrainArt

02. Category: This initiative is made up of an On-line exhibition (in this site, (One day maybe in a physical space).

03. Organization: BroTTas (myself)

04. Address to send;


Paulo Teles a.k.a BroTTas

Rua Eng Mário Costa Nº22 2ºEsq

2330-153 Entroncamento


05. Terms of participation:

- open to all artists

- you can use any technique as long as it is sent by snail mail

- you can identify your work with name and title

06. If you fill this Form; Name / Address / City / Country / Webpage /E-mail i will add with to the webpage

07. On-line Submission / Display Period: No deadline

08. Start to display: starts as soon as you receive your first job

09. No fees, no jury, no returns.


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Tags: Collage, Woodcut, draw, embroideny, mailart, my, painting, photoshop, trains, work

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sorry the late replay only see it now, all the formats are good...

One more nice work from Giovanni and Renata from Italy.

Scuola di vapore per train Simulator..
Thanks a lot for this work...

Arrived Today from Carien Van Best..

i nice collection of locomotives from 1855 till 1990
love it...

thanks very very much

One more Nice work from Mikel...

My MAilTrainArt is going on wheels...

Thanks very much.

A nice work frim Renata Danicek

theme:  train / MailTrainArt

title: To the Trains

Work Technique: photography

obrigado por este belo trabalho.

Another good work from Mikel...

This time one ATC...

And a Postcard to my project #MailTrainArt

Mais um belo trabalho vindo do Brasil

obrigado Maria

Nome: Maria Nery

Titulo: Meu Trem
Técnica: desenho

Segundo trabalho vindo do Brasil...

Mais um excelente desenho...

desta vez enviado Pela Suely..

Ténica mista: aquarela e lápis
Autor: Suely Castro Melo
Ano: 2023

Train card wich shows a typical Austrian situation (well, rather not) for my collection,

from Gerald Jatzde from austria

3 maravilhosos trabalhos para o meu projeto #MailTrainArt

obrigado Fernanda por estes belos trabalhos...

This is 2 in 1....

it's a mail art envelope with very beautiful stamps from trains...

And it's a recommendation of one book about trains..
Now i have to buy the book to read it "Night Train to Lisbon"

Thanks very much, Hélène...

From Peter Abajkovics..

a nice sign trains to may collection 




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