Trains for Children

I love trains! Real trains, model trains, it does not matter. I like them both. And I really like fast electric trains. I do not like the yucky and very polluting and noisy diesel trains. I cannot believe in 21st century we still use polluting diesel engines.
I think most children love trains.

A Place Where Children Are Giants

Like me if you are a child, you know that we are often surrounded by people and objects that are much bigger than us. What if I told you I have been to a place where I was a GIANT! Everything around me was smaller than me. Yes, it is true! Houses, People, Cars, Trains, Planes, even Airports were smaller than me.

You want proof? Look at the pictures below. They are real. The place where children can be giants is real – And it is called – Beconscot Model Village!

Pink Fast Train!

Have you been on a very fast train?  I have been on one, a few times.  And it is called….TGV.  TGV is one of the fastest trains in the world.  It is made in France, and of course it runs in France as well.  Actually, it also goes to some neighboring countries like Switzerland and Italy.

I think Eurostar trains are also based on TGV locomotives.  Eurostar goes through Channel Tunnel, which you may know, is a long tunnel underneath the sea!  This tunnel connects England with France.

I decided to draw this train because I like trains.  I like fast electric trains even more.  TGV is an electric train, which means it does not give out that terrible smell which diesel trains give out.  Also, electric trains are much quieter and they are better for our environment.

Why pink? Well my simple answer is because I ran out of white paper!  But I think a train on pink looks unique.  Don’t you?


What a Locomotive Should Look Like

I love trains.  I am sure you do too!  Often when I watch trains go by, either at the station, or from a bridge, I notice that many trains look, well – Headless!  Where is the locomotive?  Who is pulling the train?  Magic?  Well we all know there is no such thing as magic.  So who?  I asked my father that question. He pretends not to like trains; yeah right!  Who believes that?  Anyway, he said many trains now have a little electric motor or a diesel engine at the bottom of each car.  So each train car pulls itself, and there is no locomotive needed!  My first thoughts – YUK, we still use stinky and heavily polluting diesel?  Not even petrol?  And here I thought I was born in 21st century.  So much for modern high-tech stuff, that we still have trains based on 100+ years old technologies.  Never mind that; without a locomotive trains look boring and I must say Weak, Very Weak!

So, after finishing my home work, and some science (yes, I love science!), I decided to draw a high-tech locomotive.  And here its is….

My Fast Locomotive

It is aero-dynamic, and it runs on fuel-cells.  What are fuel-cells?  Click here to find out!