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On 14.12.2018 a mobile art installation on rails left Katowice in Poland, starting a tour across Europe. This is ‘Noah’s train’: Ten green containers serve as canvas for different graffiti artists from five countries: Poland, Austria, Germany, France and Belgium. 5 stops, and every time two more containers get a colourful new design – portraying animals.
Update 21.02.2019: We followed along the train’s journey across Europe. Current status: on 20.02.2019 it reached Brussels (BE); scroll down to see all its stops in chronological order.
Noah’s train is organised by Rail Freight Forward, a common initiative by PKP Cargo, DB Cargo, SNCF, Lineas and the Rail Cargo Group. The World Climate Conference in Katowice in December 2018 was chosen as the starting point of a campaign that combines the idealistic ‘save the climate’ theme with an economical one: The rail operators want to boost the share of rail in overall freight transport from 18% to 30% by 2030.
The designs have a clear reference to the biblical story about Noah’s ark. Will we save the world this time?
We thank Adam Kupniewski, Alexander Eristoff and Julien Michel for sharing their photographs.
This article first appeared on railcolornews.com
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