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.


For more information:

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

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I was born and bred in Darlington -- the end point of the first ever passenger railway journey, Stockton to Darlington in 1825. The very first train -- Locomotion No 1 -- is on display at Darlington Railway Museum (and sometimes at the National Rail Museum in York). When I was growing up in Darlington the town's  main industry was the locomtion, and later carriage, workshop .

I'll send you a Locomotion collage later.

Good luck with this project!

Thank you for the answer and for the beautiful piece of history you told me.
The postcard I have in the gallery was made by me with coffee spons and collages, and is the first train in Portugal, it is in the railway museum here in the city where I live Entroncamento.
I look forward to your work to display it on my website.

Bonjour Pulos,B

Here is the promised collage. The starting point was the 150th anniversary of the Stockton to Darlington journey in 1825, and a special commemorative event in the North East of England.  I have added a commemorative British (and other) stamp, plus other images. The incredibly handsome bloke at the bottom right of the collage is!

Toot, toot! Val

Very nice the collage and the train is beautifull

Great work!

It's nice to have a picture of someone in context with a vintage engine around the time of the advent of colour photography.

'Love trains and traveling on trains! 

This is my "Train of Thought", and will be sending a "Train Collage" soon :-)

LOve it...

First MailTrainArt received from @Ricahrd Baudet

Love the work with collage and draw and ansome lettering.
Many Thanks

Work upload to the web site of the project MailTrainArt

Today i received this beautiful piece of art from Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) the "Train of thought" work made with Rubber stamps from Erasers

MailTrainArt webpage of the exhibition


second work of the day another piece of art from Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) the "Trains,trains, trains"collage of usa postage stamps

MailTrainArt webpage of the exhibition



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