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Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), a Stanier , 4-6-0 Black Five Class numbered 4767, renumbered by British Rail 44767, withdrawn in 1967.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92214 was built in1959, Class 9F, 2-10-0, withdrawn 1965.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.
© Wes Eggins
Australian heritage Garratt steam locomotive at Central tation S
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.
© Wes Eggins
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