Last day of the AND festival today, and my last shift volunteering tonight. I’ve spent some time with the Mobile Republic caravans, and the train project at the MOSI. I thought I’d upload some shots of me in my train driver role, when I say train driver, what I did was push a little green button to reset the circuit or something. But I had the uniform! Here I am at the station:
And here I am at the Mobile Republic, I went to say hi on my way to Cornerhouse:
And here’s the mini-train coming towards me late evening:
And here’s the sunset from the end of the disused railway tracks:
It was pretty eerie waiting at the end of some deadend tracks for a two person train to trundle down to me. They adapted the old transport’s system’s M to use as their logo, its another version of the one the tram system uses. I took a small pic of that on the train in motion:
One of the designers of the train, the male half of HeHe, said it was made to run at night. It had a totally different feeling at nighttime, very insular, like you were crawling across a strange moon’s surface. Which I suppose is kind of what we are doing all the time in a sense. There were operating train tracks right near the project, and those trains would screech past as the M-blem train hummed its way over. It was like sitting in a noisy bee.
Last shot of the Hilton and the moon!