The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 7 (November 1, 1927)
A Thoughtful Action
Homing pigeons sent by rail from Invercargill to Mosgiel for release there, were detrained in wet foggy weather, and the Mosgiel stationmaster held them till the weather cleared. The birds were fed, watered, and liberated for exercise in a spare shed for three days. As a result of this thoughtful action, he received the following letter from Mr. S. Robson, Secretary of the Invercargill Homing Society:—
I wish to thank you very much for your kindness in looking after the birds as you did. The club members were surprised at the way the birds came home, especially after the time they had been away. One bird actually flew the distance in eightyfive minutes and it was unfortunate for the owner that it was no race as he would have held the record.
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle.
King Edward Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
This bridge carries the four-track Anglo-Scottish main line of the London and North Eastern Railway over the River Tyne. The bridge is a masterpiece of engineering science and accommodates a heavier traffic than any other British railway bridge outside London. It was opened in 1906 by King Edward. From the car windows of the “Flying Scotsman” and other trains using the bridge a wonderful panoramic view is obtained of the stately Tyne and the enormous industrial plants that line its banks.