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Thrik
04-26-2006, 03:58 PM
This may or may not be common knowledge, but the Number Nine is blatantly based upon the trains seen in these New York Central System photographs. I've somehow managed to never stumble across this before, so apologies if this is old news. ;)

http://files.ryansgoblog.com/small/nycs001.jpg
http://files.ryansgoblog.com/small/nycs002.jpg
http://files.ryansgoblog.com/small/nycs003.jpg

SteveBB
04-26-2006, 04:33 PM
Cool find, didn't know that :)

B-Genius
04-26-2006, 06:18 PM
Nice find indeed! Quite stunning machines in an ugly kind of way... you can understand why Schafer and his art guys would have used something like this for inspiration =)

Shuz
04-27-2006, 12:23 AM
I love that first picture. Very industrial in a sort of romantic way.

VampireNaomi
04-27-2006, 01:56 AM
Cool, I didn't know that either. I have to agree with Shuz. The picture makes me think of Mika Waltari's poems, for some reason.