Workers on the Tracks

Men repairing the ground near a train track. A large container on brick lined pillars and a wall stand next to them. One person is working while three look at a phone

On an overcast day near the train I was on, four men wearing hi-vis vests were busy repairing something on the ground. They worked in the shadow of a large container that stood on brick lined pillars, with a wall behind providing further support. While one man worked diligently, the other three were huddled together, engrossed in a phone.

It was a scene that spoke to the modern age – even while carrying out manual labour, these workers were still connected to the digital world, using a phone to communicate, check messages or browse social media. Or just doss off while someone else does the work …

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Shutter speed1/500s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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