From the Maitland Mercury report:
A steam extravaganza to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Newcastle to Sydney express trains will come to the Hunter Valley for the next two weekends, to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Newcastle to Sydney express trains.
Tickets are available for steam train rides on the Newcastle line during the Lachlan Valley Railway’s double weekend event, which will also pay tribute to Newcastle’s harbour-side terminus in its final months.
The trips are part of Steam on the Newcastle Line running on November 8 and 9 and November 15 and 16.
Two steam locomotives – 3237 and 5917 – will take centre stage along with restored 1930s-era wooden compartment carriages.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 6, 2014.