From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland City Council will spend more than $75,000 extra to mark the 30th anniversary of one of the city’s landmark community events next year.
The Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest will turn 30 next April and council wants to create a special program of events to mark the occasion.
A quad run between Newcastle and Maitland, believed to be a world first over that distance, would be the cornerstone of the extraordinary program that has been proposed by council.
Council would hire four steam trains, with a diesel back-up, for the quad run, for a combined total of $30,000.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury,