Sunday, June 15, 2014

Richmond Vale Railway 150th anniversary

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The 150th anniversary of steam trains at Richmond Vale Railway will be celebrated in fine style this Sunday and Monday when the historic locomotive Marjorie puffs into action.
Known as Coalfields Steam 2014, the occasions will see the gates of the museum in Leggetts Drive open at 10am both days, with the first train ride starting at 10.30am.
“Marjorie has a top speed of up to 50km/h and will provide a thrilling train ride,” tour officer Wendy Black said. “It’s going to be a big day for all of us and our X200 diesel, built in 1968, will be joining Marjorie to give train rides throughout these two days.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, June 5, 2014.