Friday, December 4, 2015

Steam train parts theft f5rom Richmond Vale Railway Museum

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Richmond Vale Railway Museum volunteers will have to raise a massive $150,000 to replace rare, stolen steam train parts being used to restore an historic engine scheduled to be unveiled at Maitland’s 30th Steamfest anniversary in April.
The restoration of the 1927 Avonside steam engine was going to be the jewel in the museum’s crown, with volunteers working quietly behind the scenes to get it ready for Steamfest and the June long weekend Coalfields Steam Festival.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Dec. 1, 2015.