Train driver

Made:
1940-01-30 in United Kingdom
maker:
Harold Tomlin

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Train driver A photograph of the driver of a steam locomotive leaning out of his cab
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A photograph of the driver of a steam locomotive leaning out of his cab, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 January, 1940. Driver Mr Bailey stands in the cab of a London Midland Scottish express train.This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.

A photograph of the driver of a steam locomotive leaning out of his cab, taken in January 1940 by Tomlin for the Daily Herald.

Driver Mr Bailey stands in the cab of a London Midland and Scottish express train. During the second world war, railway work was classed as a 'Reserved Occupation' - vital to the national economy and reserving workers for railway, rather than frontline duty. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/H09148
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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