Photographer's Note

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This photograph brings back some very pleasant memories for me as it was taken during my very first TE meeting - a "mini meeting" of just six TE members in Keswick, Cumbria, in June, 2011.

It was taken at the wonderfully fascinating Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum a short distance from Keswick where we had a trip on a narrow gauge railway, explored a copper and tin mine and had plenty opportunity for photography.

The man in the picture is Ian Hartland, a very experienced and accomplished engineer and, sitting beside him, his faithful dog, Shep, who seemed to follow him around everywhere he went. And they are both seated on the front of "Sir Tom", a 1928 Bagnall 0-4-0 saddletank narrow-gauge steam locomotive. After a period of mine work, this locomotive sat idle for over thirty years before being taken to Threlkeld in 2001 where Ian, with his considerable skill and hard work, restored it to its present fully working and immaculate condition.

This was a wonderful meeting of which for me the most delightful experience was meeting and spending time with our intrepid traveller and very good friend Malgo!

ISO 640, 1/200 sec at f/8, focal length 59mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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