Ghost Trains


This is a typical post war Ghost Train design by Sid Howell. Although painted on a flat surface, a skilful use of perspective gives the illusion of depth.


This photograph illustrates very well the amount of detail that Sid painted on the Ghost Train panels. The wood-grain effect on the doors, the hat, hair style and dress of the young lady passing through the open door. It is doubtful whether the average person at the fair ever appreciated the amount of skill that had gone into the painting.


As all characters in this scene were painted life-size, attention to detail was of paramount importance and certainly, in some cases, the standard of artwork was possibly too good for its eventual location on the ride.

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