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Now that we're all confined to our houses and have a little more time on our hands, I think the time has again come for me sheepishly to return, very much like the Prodigal Son, to the TrekEarth fold.

And what better way to return than with a photograph taken during our most recent trip before "lockdown" last month. Our trip was to York and this picture was taken in the National Railway Museum there.

This is the "Mallard", a Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive and the masterpiece of Sir Nigel Gresley, one of Britain's most famous and successful steam locomotive engineers. And this particular streamlined locomotive still holds the World Speed Record for Steam Locomotives at 126 mph (203 km/h) which was achieved on England's East Coast mainline on 3rd July, 1938.

Rather poor light in here, so: ISO 6400, 1/40 sec at f/7.1, focal length 35mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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