E.O.W Round #196:
TOPIC: Train Station (any genre)
suggested by guilefine
This week's environment topic is to create a train station in any genre. It has to include the train and if it is a passenger train, a system to unload passengers. If it is a freight train then it should include a system to unload its freight. Use your imagination but remember to focus on the machinery and function of the train station!
Deadline: 3 October, 2012
I made this part of the world I'm developing, where the planet has a natural water pressure from underground oceans. This water is "pumped" through the planet due to gravitational stretching. People use "hydropipe trains" to harness the water pressure to push encapsulated cars through elevated tubes. This is a station for boarding the tubes.
The ceiling is part of an acrylic solar technology, that's why it's faceted and looks the way it does.
Tea of Doom
It was a cold autumn night. Far away from the busy downtown streets of Fulcrum city, the crane operators of station 17 were busy discharging yet another freight train arriving from the wastelands.
The earth has become uninhabitable and the humankind have been forced to start a new civilization underneath the surface. Using whales as trains people are traveling across the vast oceans to visit the few human populations left underwater.
Train Station, Unknown City, Year 2036. Still travelling on the ground using gravity on magnetic field cushion with speeds reaching 500 km/h
Image is not finished as I managed to run out of time. I started with massing model in 3d Max, added details and textures in PS and painted over. I planned to add stripes of glowing ads and more futuristic touches but this will have to wait untill next week. You are looking at 70% finished work. For the final version please check out my blogger - yatzenty.blogspot.com Thanks
Onyx Station is a slightly darker smudge on the vast, barren landscape frequented only by cacti and the occasional freight train making slow progress across the miles and miles of empty desert. Originally a post office for an abandoned mining town, now in ruins left to the rattlesnakes and dirt, it is a station only in name. Its now used as a meeting point for bandits and thieves.
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