Sadie sketched this fellow passenger while riding the subway in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then added the phrase "there is no train like a train of thought" ending with the pun "but you may believe otherwise if you are from Locomotiv, Moscow." Her own thought train led her to finish the work by adding a map of Russia and the surrounding territory. When looking at the drawing for the first time, my train led me to investigate the word Locomotiv. In fact this word has an important association with the city as it's the name of a football team and stadium. During the Soviet era the team was owned by the Ministry of Railways and considered part of the Voluntary Sports Society open to railroad and transportation workers.
2010-10-14 : Moscow, Russia via Cambridge, Massachusetts : Sadie Scheffer