It has to be said. I miss the Cocky. A regular heritage train, keeping the momentum of preservation alive. 4908 and 4833 on the Cocky on 14 March 2007.
A few from Koolewong on 14 April 2007 as positioning runs were made for the Maitland Steam Festival that year. Will start with 01 doing what it had done for 60+ years.
Thankfully (at least one) 01 is still going. And looks better than ever.
3112 is a terrific little loco. Hope it runs once more.
While we are in Koolewong, here's a resplendent 4918 on 4 August 2007.
Some other things were different in 2007 - like the cameras in mobile phones were truly crap. Here a night shot of MZ1432 at Gosford on tour on 7 May 2007 tested my phone's capabilities and found them wanting.
So, jut like the 'real thing', photograph the preservation scene before it too has gone.