Last Saturday (7 September 2019) I made this classic view of the steam crew with locomotive 85 at Mallow, County Cork.
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s former Great Northern Railway (of Ireland) compound 4-4-0 85 had been assigned to work the annual Steam Dreams tour and was running around its train.
While the locomotive garnered most of the attention, here I focused on the men who operate it.
Yes. This photo follows in a long tradition: Since photography was invented we’ve been making images of steam crews with their engines.
Exposed digitally using my Lumix LX7.
Learn more about the RPSI and their excursion operations: https://www.steamtrainsireland.com/whats-on
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