The Cockatoo Run, Moss Vale by Michael John

This image depicts S.M.R.18, affectionately known as ‘Bob’, receiving water at Moss Vale Railway Station, NSW, Australia.

The Cockatoo Run commences its journey in Sydney and travels along the
spectacular Illawarra route via Wollongong to Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands.

The 3801 Limited commenced the Cockatoo Run heritage tourist train in 1995. Steam locomotive South Maitland Railways Number 18 (SMR18) was made available to 3801 Limited by the Hunter Valley Training Company for this service.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Simply stunning capture Michael.

  • Thanks for that Julie

    – Michael John

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 3 years ago

    Hey Michael – Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival is having a photo comp soon and Rail is one of the categories! This would make a fabulous entry!!! Love the detail you’ve caught, and the steam really adds to the atmosphere.

  • Thanks for that Rosalie – I will check it out

    – Michael John

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 3 years ago

    Great capture Michael, they were such beautiful old trains.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks for that Jude

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 3 years ago

    Instant fave.
    How cool is this!

  • Many thanks for the comment and fave Gav

    – Michael John

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, nice atmosphere Michael!

  • Thanks for that Jan

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Excellent shot Michael..I have checked out this trip last year & would love the trip up the Macquarie Pass..cheers mate.

  • Many thanks for the comment and fave Warren

    – Michael John

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture Michael !!

  • Thanks for that Ellanita

    – Michael John

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Michael, nothing better than a steamer

  • Many thanks for the comment and fave Trudi

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    Love old trains and train tracks…

    It’s like stepping back in time – which I LOVE! Great shot, Michael.

  • Many thanks for the comment and fave Donna

    – Michael John

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