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Trains

The oncoming train was another common revolutionary symbol; one that, like the revolutionary opera The Red Lantern, underlined the importance of China’s railway network. As with ships and planes, trains are always shown travelling from right to left; and usually at full speed. There was nothing anachronistic or “retro” in the depiction of steam locomotives – the Cultural Revolution was almost entirely coal powered – but a sleek and streamlined diesel locomotive added a frisson of modernity.

tr1 tr1r tr5 tr5r tr2 tr2r

60mm   15.1g

h. 14mm   w. 25mm    1.6g

40mm x 40mm   6.0g

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