Train Art aka Street Art in Dimboola

The long weekend in November, dedicated to horse racing carnival, we decided to spend in Grampians – the highest mountain range in Victoria. Since vacant accommodation was scarse, we moved a bit further away to Dimboola. It is a very quiet and peaceful country town near the Little Desert.

On our first day we went to explore the surrounding area. A few interesting laser-cut panels illustrating the town history are installed on the Main Street. Very creative, I think.

 

There are rusty metal panels with slabs of blue glass behind them.

 

And the whole structure is framed with old railway sleepers.

 

 

 

A few large framed paintings.

 

I didn’t find them being particularly good.

 

Further down we found a local train station on our way. And it was a treasure trove!

 

I have been particularly interested in graffiti and street art.

 

I got a large collection of street art photos from different countries: Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia,  Vietnam. I even saw art galleries on Indian trucks.

 

But I have never seen artwork covering freight trains from top to bottom.

 

There were three stationary trains.

 

I had a blast jumping from to another.

 

The main technique was just graffiti, but occasionally some gruesome pictures adorned the carriages.

 

I wish I could read the slogans, but it has always been beyond my abilities.

 

Dimboola is a wheat capital of Victoria, and all those trains suppose to deliver grains to the mills.

 

I like it bright.

 

Cute little gnome.

 

Majority of the carriages are part of  Pacific National brand.

 

I got many many photos, but they are mostly repetitive, so I chose the most colourful ones.

 

This carriage is obviously in the preparation stage. I assume the artwork will be applied around the brand name.

 

Winking little penguin.

 

And to top it up !!!!!

 

Dimboola has a natural wonder – Pink Lake. But that will be another story.

 

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*