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Rail Europe by htilden42 Rail Europe by htilden42
Logos of European (and then some) railways.
Some are anachronistic, like for Britain, as British Rail ceased to exist in 1997. Others are just older versions of a current company's logo, like in France. Because I like the old version better.

The 'flying wheel' seems to be popular in former Eastern Block states. Crazy communists... :p
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Irockz216 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shouldn't Northern Ireland have the Translink logo?
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htilden42 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably. For whatever reason I used the old NIR logo.
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Hellykilljoy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Artist
lol MÁV :DD
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SONBoomer Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, Eastern Europe. My beloved and loathed home, and my homeland in the middle of the Carpathian Basin - Hungary. As shitty, and disorganized, AND dysfunctional things seem there, I still love it. Pity about the MÁV, though... It is COMPLETELY screwed up now.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's nice. I just hope people stop referring to my country as "communist", even as a joke. It's been 20 years already...
I find it funny that a lot of people who claim to be interested in world history/politics/whatever are actually more interested in stereotypes than in how things really are. But I guess reality is inevitably more boring than urban myths :P
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htilden42 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you're right.

Even as a joke, it's not accurate or called for. And I can understand why a Romanian would be particularly sensitive about such a label.
It's a bit like calling all Germans Nazis or all Frenchmen cowards, something which annoys me, so I guess I shouldn't be so hypocritical.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for this comment, it does actually make me feel better.

For sure, some Romanians are nostalgic about the old regime. But I was 2 when the Revolution happened, so it doesn't make sense for me to be labeled a communist in any shape or form. I couldn't imagine living in a society where you're not free to speak your mind or to leave, and there's not enough food to eat. Things suck even now in plenty of ways, but at least there's no dictator, no secret police and all that.
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool ideea !
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Blue-Lambda Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
HŽ Heck yeah:D
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LoneSamuraiFox Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
PKP, the most awful rail firm that ever run on! :<
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