Friday, October 2, 2015

Long wait for return of historic locomotives to Maitland

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The two locomotives that represent the pinnacle of the steam era – the 3801 and 3830 – won’t return to Maitland for at least a year or two. 
Organisers of the annual Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest are relieved, however, there’s at least a public plan to return the 3801 and 3830 to service.
They were taken out of service in 2008 and 2009 respectively and the radio silence on their restoration has frustrated rail buffs.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Sept. 16, 2015.