The Hand of the Engineer

The Hand of the Engineer


Sometimes it gets frustrating when people get in the way which is probably why photographers rarely hunt in packs. This was a lucky capture from a compositional viewpoint. It reminds me of the symbiotic relationship between man and machine, especially in the age of steam, that made being an engine driver high on the aspirations of boys of all ages. This loco is oil fired which certainly helps reduce the heavy manual labour that once was part and parcel of such a job.



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