Source 1

Photograph: Rob Roy goes off the rails, 1868. Catalogue ref: RAIL 1005/132

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  • Can you spot chief engineer, Mr W.G. Owen, wearing a top hat and standing in front of the smokestack (chimney)?
  • Why do you think he is in the photograph?
  • How are the men trying to rescue the engine after the accident?
  • What other things do you notice in the photograph?
  • Why do you think this photograph was taken?
  • How can you work out when this photograph was taken? Give two points.
  • What do you think happened before the photograph was taken?