Friday, March 22, 2013

Maitland Steamfest - Want a hot, noisy seat?

From the Maitland Mercury article:
It’s the hottest, dirtiest, noisiest seat available – but enthusiasts are prepared to shell out a train-load of cash for the rare chance to sit in the cabin of a working steam locomotive.
For the second consecutive year, three cab rides will be auctioned on eBay as part of the activities on offer at Maitland Toyota Steamfest, which will be held on April 13 and 14.
The winning bidders will have the opportunity to sit in the fireman’s chair of the steam locomotive 3642 as it ­hurtles along at up to 80km/h during the return journey, which starts in Maitland and, depending on the day, with travel to either Branxton or Newcastle.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 19, 2013.