The picture is black and white but with a dark blue tint. There are eight other planets visible, along with the sun and the moon. There’s even a comet. The sun gives out an alternating pattern of bright and dim rays. The viewpoint is from far above the round planet, although we see individual roads, trees and houses! There are also clouds in space, it seems.
The ten trains start clumped together at the lower left corner and are curving away towards the planets on tracks that fade into the distance.
The numbers on the sides of the trains read as follows (from right to left):
66 days to the Moon
5055 years to Neptune
3160 years to Uranus
1470 Years to Saturn
40 million years to nearest star
740 years to Jupiter
76 years to Mars
50 Years to Venus
177 Years to the Sun
110 Years to Mercury
The wheels on the locomotives are rather roughly sketched: it looks like some of the engines are 2-6-4 and some are 2-4-4 configurations but probably the artist just wasn’t very interested in trains. Some of the trains are going over bridges in the foreground to get off the planet Earth.
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