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On 17-9-83 Uithoorn, my home town at the time, was blessed with a rare railway visitor in the form of NS 20 affectionately known as De Kameel (The Camel) and it was purely by chance that I happened to catch sight of it from a lijndienst 170 bus which, at the time, still used Petrus Steenkampweg and Wilhelminakade as its route. By the time that I arrived at the station with my camera we were in the midst of the heaviest rain of the entire year but the event just cried out to be photographed but the rain did ease by the time that De Kameel departed in the direction of Mijdrecht as depicted here and there's even a glimmer of sunshine. This image shows more historical evidence with the Uithoornsche Bacon- en Conservenfabriek serving as the backdrop.
[Original colour negative by Mike Morant]

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