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Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T Gertrude by rlkitterman
Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T Gertrude
Andrew Barclay 0-6-0 tank engine Gertrude came out of the factory in Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1918 as one of three sisters.  Its first owner was the Sydenham ironstone quarry in Oxfordshire, England, where it worked until 1925.  Gertrude was then transferred to the Springvale steel mill in Bilston, where it worked in 1959.  Max Sinclair saved both Gertrude and The Doll, but could not save the third sister Winifred as that locomotive had been scrapped around 1939 to provide spare parts for the other two sisters.  It took a long time to restore Gertrude, but in 2009 it pulled a passenger train on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (WHHR) in Porthmadog, Wales.  These days, it shares the WHHR workload with the last original Welsh Highland Railway steam locomotive, Hunslet 2-6-2 tank engine Russell.  I spotted Gertrude resting in the engine shed at Gelert's Farm Station, as my locomotive that day was Russell.
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S.H. Figuarts Sailor Saturn Figurine by rlkitterman
S.H. Figuarts Sailor Saturn Figurine
Last night, my dad's friend brought over a telescope and we got some good views of Saturn, its rings, and its moon Titan.  As I couldn't connect the telescope to my camera, I've decided to represent my view of the planet with this picture of an S.H. Figuarts figurine of Sailor Saturn I saw in the Tamashii Nations Akiba Showroom in Tokyo.  Like Saturn in Greek/Roman mythology, Sailor Saturn has the power of death and destruction, and can even reduce planets and entire star systems to nothing.  Sailor Saturn was befriended by Chibi-Usa, but was killed fighting Pharaoh 90, after which she was revived as a baby and adopted by Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Pluto.  Sailor Saturn soon returned to her usual appearance.  Get her figurine if you can -- Sailor Saturn needs more friends. 
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Ffestiniog Observation Pullman 150 by rlkitterman
Ffestiniog Observation Pullman 150
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of its passenger service, the Ffestiniog Railway ordered the construction of a first-class Pullman observation car.  No. 150 was built at the railway's own Boston Lodge Works from 2014 to 2015, painted in a Victorian "purple brown" livery, and placed in service in the spring of 2016.  It is one of the newest coaches on any railway in the world at the moment, and is also one of the most comfortable with individual armchairs accommodating the passengers sitting at the panoramic windows.  I spotted coach No. 150 at Porthmadog Harbour Station this spring, just before its train left for Blaenau Ffestiniog.  It has yet to receive an official name like Glaslyn has, so I wonder what name if any it will wear in the future.
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I got up early this morning to read the results of the UK's EU referendum.  Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, I wonder what will happen.  What I like to call "neoliberal internationalism" (UN, EU, etc) is taking a hit from both the left and the right these days.
  • Listening to: Neo Zeon by Hiroyuki Sawano
  • Reading: How Not to Write a Novel
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Scrabble
  • Eating: Bagel
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Thank You! - For the watch and favorites! :) 
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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