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Pure CSS Train Animation

I’ve been thinking about travel a lot recently and yes, I miss it a lot. Are you missing traveling?

CSS train animation

I created simple Train Animation using the CSS basic shapes:

Demo:

*to see the animation on the website click here.

To create the CSS Train Animation follow the steps below and watch the video tutorial:

Step1.

Add HTML

<div class="container">
  <div class="content">
    <div class="track"></div>
    <div class="train">
      <div class="front"></div>
      <div class="wheels">
        <div class="smallOne"></div>
        <div class="smallTwo"></div>
        <div class="smallThree"></div>
        <div class="smallFour"></div>
        <div class="smallFive"></div>
        <div class="smallSix"></div>
        <div class="big"></div>
      </div>
      <div class="cord"></div>
      <div class="coach"></div>
      <div class="coachTwo"></div>
      <div class="windows"></div>  
      <div id="up" class="steam"></div>
      <div id="up" class="steam2"></div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Step2.

Add CSS

Set the colour and the position of the background and the elements:

body {
  background-color: #f0ead2;
  display: flex;
  justify-content:center;
  align-items: center;
  height: 100vh;
}

.container {
  position: relative;
}

.content {
  position: relative;
  width: 400px;
  height: 400px; 
  overflow: hidden;
}

Create the track:

.track {
  position: absolute;
  width:400px;
  height:5px;
  background-color: #333;
  top:300px;
}

.track:before {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  width:10px;
  height:5px;
  background-color: #333;
  top:4px;
  box-shadow: 20px 0 #333, -20px 0 #333, -40px 0 #333, -60px 0 #333, -80px 0 #333, 40px 0 #333, 60px 0 #333, 80px 0 #333, 100px 0 #333, 120px 0 #333, 140px 0 #333, 160px 0 #333, 180px 0 #333, 200px 0 #333, 220px 0 #333, 240px 0 #333, 260px 0 #333, 280px 0 #333, 300px 0 #333, 320px 0 #333, 340px 0 #333, 360px 0 #333, 380px 0 #333, 400px 0 #333, 420px 0 #333, 440px 0 #333, -100px 0 #333, -120px 0 #333, -140px 0 #333, 460px 0 #333, 480px 0 #333;
  animation: move 1s linear infinite reverse;
}

Style the train:

.train:before {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  border:5px solid #333;
  background-color: #335c67;
  width:35px;
  height:60px;
  left:-45px;
  top:-35px;
}

.train:after {
  position: absolute;
  content:"";
  width: 100px;
  height:5px;
  border-radius:10px;
  border: 5px solid #333;
  background-color: #fff3b0;
  top:30px;
  left:-50px;
}

.front {
  position: absolute;
  border: 5px solid #333;
  background-color: #aed9e0;
  box-shadow: inset 2px -5px rgba(255,255,255,0.3);
  width:20px;
  height:30px;
  left:-37.5px;
  top:-20px;
}

.front:before {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  background-color: #333;
  width:15px;
  height:5px;
  border-radius:10px;
  top: 25px;
  left:70px;
  box-shadow: 0px 10px #333, -50px -45px #333, -86px -45px #333, -22px -41px #333,-11px -41px #333;
}

.front:after {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  width:12px;
  height:20px;
  border: 5px solid #333;
  left:50px;
  top:-16px;
  background-color:#adb5bd;
}

.wheels {
  position: absolute;
  z-index:1;
}

.smallOne, .smallTwo, .smallThree, .smallFour, .smallFive, .smallSix {
  position: absolute;
  border: 5px solid #333;
  border-radius:50%;
  width: 15px;
  height:15px;
  top:40px;
  background-color: #e09f3e;
  box-shadow: inset 2px 2px white;
  z-index:2;
}

.smallOne {
  left: 30px;
  animation: spin .5s infinite linear;
}

.smallTwo {
  left:0;
  animation: spin .5s infinite linear;
}

.smallThree {
  left:-225px;
  animation: spin .5s infinite linear;
}

.smallFour {
  left:-190px;
  animation: spin .5s infinite linear;
}

.smallFive {
  left:-130px;
  animation: spin .5s infinite linear;
}

.smallSix {
  left:-95px;
  animation: spin .5s infinite linear;
}

.big {
  position: absolute;
  border: 5px solid #333;
  border-radius:50%;
  width:25px;
  height:25px;
  background-color: #e09f3e;
  box-shadow: inset 2px 2px white;
  top:30px;
  left:-40px;
  animation: spin .5s infinite linear;
}

.cord {
  position: absolute;
  width: 10px;
  height:5px;
  background-color: #333;
  top:35px;
  left:-59px;
  z-index:3;
}

.cord:before {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  height:5px;
  width: 70px;
  background-color: #333;
  top:15px;
  left:35px;
}

.cord:after {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  background-color: #333;
  border-radius:50%;
  width:15px;
  height:15px;
  top:5px;
  left:29px;
}

.coach {
  position: absolute;
  width:80px;
  height:60px;
  border:5px solid #333;
  background-color: #9e2a2b;
  left:-145px;
  top:-20px;
}

.coach:before {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  width: 10px;
  height:5px;
  background-color: #333;
  top:50px;
  left:-15px;
}

.coach:after {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  width:80px;
  height:60px;
  border:5px solid #333;
  background-color: #335c67;
  top:-5px;
  left:-100px;
}

.coachTwo {
  position: absolute;
  border:5px solid #333;
  background-color: #aed9e0;
  box-shadow: inset 2px -5px rgba(255,255,255,0.3);
  width: 15px;
  height:25px;
  left:-225px;
  top:-5px;
}

.coachTwo:before, .coachTwo:after {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  border:5px solid #333;
  background-color: #aed9e0;
  box-shadow: inset 2px -5px rgba(255,255,255,0.3);
  width: 15px;
  height:25px;
  top:-5px;
}

.coachTwo:before {
  left:30px;
}

.coachTwo:after {
  left:90px;
}

.windows {
  position: absolute;
  border:5px solid #333;
  background-color: #aed9e0;
  box-shadow: inset 2px -5px rgba(255,255,255,0.3);
  width: 15px;
  height:25px;
  left:-95px;
  top:-5px;
  z-index:6;
}

.windows:before {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  background-color: #333;
  height:5px;
  width: 95px;
  border-radius:10px;
  top:-20px;
  left:-153px;
  box-shadow: 95px 0px #333;
}

.windows:after {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  background-color: #333;
  height:5px;
  width:40px;
  top:51px;
  left:-125px;
  box-shadow: 95px 0 #333;
}

Add steam to the chimney:

#up {
  position: absolute;
  width: 20px;
  height: 20px;
  background-color: #fff;
  border-radius: 50%;
  opacity: 0;
  top: -30px;
  left: 25.5px;
  z-index:-1;
}

.steam {
  animation: up 2.5s ease-out infinite; 
}

.steam2 {
  animation: up 1.7s ease-out infinite 1s; 
}

.steam2:before {
  content:"";
  position: absolute;
  left:5px;
  width:15px;
  height:15px;
  background-color: #fff;
  border-radius:50%;
  top:20px;
}

Step3.

Add CSS Animation

To spin the wheels:

@keyframes spin {
  from { transform: rotate(0deg); }
  to { transform: rotate(360deg); }
}

For the track:

@keyframes move {  
  from { left: -100px; }
    to { left: 100px; }
}

and the steam:

@keyframes up {
  0%{
    transform: translateY(0) translateX(0) scale(0.5);
    opacity: 1;
  }
  100%{
    transform: translateY(-110px) translateX(-80px) scale(1.5);
    opacity: 0.2;
  }
}

To see the animation on the website go to lenastanley.com.

Watch also the video tutorial:

Enjoy coding!