Weight and Stuff Report – 7 November 2014

And quite randomly down again today. Having stayed in yesterday, I was determined to do something today, even though there was a lot of rain around. After only a little bit of dithering, I decided a trip to the National Railway Museum in York would do the job. It was raining when I left home, but was dry when I arrived in York. That didn’t last, as within minutes of me entering the museum, it started to seriously rain – I could hear it hitting the roof of the Station Hall, and the odd bit of thunder was pretty loud, too…

So I spent a pleasant few hours wandering around, watching some of the videos, reading information boards, looking at some quite magnificent engines and taking photographs. As I wasn’t going to leave in a hurry, and I generally like to spend some money at the museum[1], I had lunch in the cafe in the Great Hall. I’d selected a sandwich and a bottle of local beer (small brewery located inside the city wall, must investigate them further at some point), when I spotted the fancy sausage rolls, so I had one of those as well:

Lunch

Lunch

Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 4.15mm
ISO: 250
Taken: 7 November, 2014
Location: 53° 57.64′ 0″ N 1° 5.7815′ 0″ W

More photos were taken, including this one of the nicely streamlined Duchess of Hamilton, currently placed in what I can’t help thinking of as Mallard‘s spot.

Duchess of Hamilton

Duchess of Hamilton

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4.3
Shutter speed: 1/25s
Focal length: 29.3mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 7 November, 2014

Once I’d finished my wander, I took a quick walk through the rain to the station and got the next train home to an altogether drier Newcastle.

[1] Entry is free, and it’s well worth either buying something or making a donation to help keep it going