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13th Mono MayHem ’17

The Flying Scotsman
Title: The Flying Scotsman
Location: Newcastle, Tyne & Wear
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: We spotted smoke rising from the King Edward VII Bridge across the Tyne. Having a gricer for a Dad, I sent him a text message and he looked up online that it was likely The Flying Scotsman en route to Edinburgh. Pity we didn’t see it closer up, and I didn’t have a longer lens to hand, but never mind, a steam loco is always worth a picture.

12th Mono MayHem ’17

How Far To Rome?
Title: How Far To Rome?
Location: Wallsend, Tyne & Wear
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: We went to visit Segedunum today, the Roman Fort at the easternmost end of Hadrian’s Wall. You can see how far it is to Rome here. The soldiers must have felt a very long way from what they knew as home.

Tanker Details

Tanker Details
Title: Tanker Details
Location: Bowes Railway, County Durham
Camera: Braun Paxette II M / Pointikar 45mm f/2.8
Film: Ilford FP4+ 125
Notes: The Bowes Railway is the World’s only standard gauge cable railway, parts of which date from the earliest days of railway innovation, around 1826 by George Stephenson. Although there weren’t any trains running, the place still has plenty of interesting things to see and keen volunteers who are more than happy to share their knowledge of the site’s history. This tanker was sitting outside one of the engine sheds.