John Scerri
An artist's virtual voyage in acrylics.
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Transport
This collection is mainly about Maltese transport on land. My paintings of boats and ships can be found in other sections.
BUSES
This is a set of seven paintings of the Maltese Bus as it evolved through the ages and with it the new trade of building bus bodies locally. All of the items are in acrylic on stretched canvas all 24" X 18"
1900's
Imported Thorneycroft double-deckers from the U.K.

AVAILABLE
1920's
Built in Malta on surplus ambulance chasis from WWI.

SOLD
1930's
Built by Maltese on imported truck chasis.

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1940's - 50's
Built in Malta on larger imported truck chasis

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1960's - 70's
Built on better chasis and more streamlined

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1980's - 90's
As before, but more space with engine inside.

SOLD
2000's on
Imported complete buses with all modern necessities.

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RAILWAY & TRAMWAY
Before buses took over, Malta had other mechanized means of transport. The late 1800s saw the advent of the railway which started at Valletta and ended at Rabat. The tramway came a few decades later and had more than one route, all starting right outside Valletta city gate. In the 1900s, the more versatile buses started to serve the public all over the islands and this spelt the demise of both kinds of transport on rails by the 1930s.
TRAIN LEAVING BIRKIRKARA STATION

Acrylic on Board 23" X 11"

AVAILABLE

MUSEUM End of line.

Acrylic on Cavas -Classic 38" X 13"

DONATED: MALTA RAILWAY MUSEUM

WAIT FOR THE LADY PLEASE.

Acrylic on Cavas -Classic 38" X 13"

DONATED: MALTA RAILWAY MUSEUM

WIGNACOURT ARCH AND TRAM

Acrylic on Board 24" X 12"

SOLD

WIGNACOURT ARCH AND TRAM V2

Acrylic on Board 24" X 12"

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1960's Ford Escort
24" X 18" Acrylic on Canvas

SOLD