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11.55 p.m. Dec. 24th year 1861 by Joel-Swedish-Dragon 11.55 p.m. Dec. 24th year 1861 by Joel-Swedish-Dragon
Free fantasizing-time!
Many of you who're fans of The Polar Express-movie/book would certainly that it was taking place an time, Grand Rapids somewhere in the 50s/60s, (Chris van Allsburg's childhood).
Well, I actually had some thoughts and small pondering of how it would be if Santa have always been sending out transportations to fetch children for the deal of giving the first gift of Christmas and how long he's been doin' it.
I don't feel to think that far though, so here's my vision of The Polar Express, almost one entire century back! (Well, one century back from van Allsburg's childhood, Y'know..)

And I made the humans here ponies, simply just be-Cause! ... XP (You can imagine them being wolves to if you dearly want. XB)

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, everybody!

The Polar Express © Chris van Allsburg
Art © :iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
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:iconimam106:
Imam106 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student Filmographer
so cool
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ZannoHood Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Y'like it? :meow:
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Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I must say after reading the book Break Heart pass an amazing book if you get the chance to read it you should. But I must say after reading that book this picture sums up how I see the scene when there waiting in Reese city.
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
How interesting.
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nillejohnson Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
o did you see i train wat do you thank plesea tall me
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
... Huh? õ.ô ... I'm sorry, can you please try n' write that again?
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:iconnillejohnson:
nillejohnson Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Thankies
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Yoshi1292 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
This totally combines The Polar Express with 19th century technology perfectly!
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
It does? Why, thank you! X3
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:icontrainandclockguy:
Trainandclockguy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are realy good at capturing the american frontier  good job
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thanks, mate.
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:iconhansmar:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thankies!
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:iconhansmar:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pleasure!
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bionel31 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Now thats what I call "THE POLAR EXPRESS" you've outdone yourself . It is real classy looking and beautiful, 19th century steam locomotives with big wide smokestacks hve always been my most favorite of steam trains. I have seen your other train pictures and it is safe to say that you are the cat's meow of deviantart. I would also like to seethis masterpiece in color, that would be perfect. You could also make real-styled versions of the trains from the book "THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD".
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Why, thank you. Aye, those kind of locos have also always been close to my heart as well... as long as they're wearing their cow catcher. XB
Well, I'm kinda still workin' on adding colours to it, so we'll see.
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bionel31 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Awesome!! Now thats a X-Mas train. Can you also make this picture in color? Please? (:-)
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AlyssInHiding Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're a wonderful artist(: :heart:
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hehe, why, thank you, dear :icondragonkekeplz: :hug:
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AlyssInHiding Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
:tighthug:
My pleasure^.^ :heart:
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VasilisK-Smith Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Wow! Awesome!
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thank yous!:meow: Happy Holidays n' Happy New Year! X3
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KendallCollins Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You made a great 1861 Polar Express, and I admit that is it's pretty cool, but here are my three versions:

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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
thnx.
your verion perty cool too, mate.
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:iconpb1kenobi:
Pb1kenobi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Delightful piece of art.

Thank you for sharing.

Marko
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Why, thank you, Marko, for have taken a moment to view it.:meow:

/Joe
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13vamps Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a wonderful train!!
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Why, thankies. XB
(Delayed response, I know..)
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13vamps Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np :)
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:iconpoehemian:
Poehemian Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   General Artist
This is amazing! GREAT job! :D
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Why, thank you. =^w^=
And thankies for the fave also! :hug:
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:iconpoehemian:
Poehemian Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   General Artist
You're most welcome. :)
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
-^^-
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:omg: This is stunning work! :w00t:
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
^^; Hee hee, thank you ^^
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Metamorpher Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd definitely want to take a ride on that train
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Then what're ye waiting for, mate, hop aboard! X3
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giggles3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Artist
That's pretty much how I would imagine The Polar Express to be that long ago. Nice job! :clap:
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thanks, mate.
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giggles3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Artist
No prob!
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy crap, totally well done!
At first it doesn't seem to look interesting until..... there it is!


Well done, partner, well done!







Has anyone thought this thing would have a caboose at the end?
LOL
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thankies, mate.

Well, I would've if it would fit the show on this paper. X3
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Probably.
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Myeah.
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Mikado55 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thnx
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Xahnos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Du och dina satans detaljer, HAH X3 avgudande! Måste tagit lång tid.
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