Australian heritage Garratt steam locomotive at Central tation Sydney
New South Wales Government Railways operated 42 of the powerful "Beyer-Garratt" articulated double locomotives (4-8-4 + 4-8-4) in the 1950s and 60s. DC++ designates this is a dual control unit with enlarged cylinders. 6029 is privately owned and housed at NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere NSW
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Two proud British locomotives
Locos 44767 "George Stephenson" and 92214 "Cock o The North" running on North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR).
44767 was built in 1947 for the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), a Stanier , 4-6-0 Black Five Class numbered 4767, renumbered by British Rail 44767, withdrawn in 1967. Named "George Stephenson", preserved and run by NYMR.
92214 was built in1959, Class 9F, 2-10-0, withdrawn 1965. Preserved by Peak Railway Society in 1980, later moved to NYMR in 2010. Named "Cock o The North" in 2011. Taken over by the Great Central Railway in 2014 and renamed "Central Star"
Close-up of three gannet birds - one of a series
Thousands of gannets nest on the clifftops at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Mated pairs preen and perform a ritual dance of recognition; growing fledglings exercise their wings.
Adults are mostly white, with pale yellow head; the chicks and juveniles are mostly brown with white spotting. Australasian gannet, (Morus serrator) related to boobies
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