Still Life at Morbi
How many men does it take to drive a steam engine? With four on the footplate and the fireman standing with his shovel, that makes for a very crowded cab. Perhaps some of them are hitching a lift, after all this steam loco has only a short time working these trains, so the opportunity will soon pass into the history books.
Despite the number of people in this scene, it is a very static view. They look rather like tailor’s dummies that have been carefully placed. The three boys who are staring off into the distance give a strangeness to the picture. The same three appeared in yesterday’s posting.
The hair styles seem to have moved on since 1997. A recent view in Mysore shows the current style.