Friday, February 19, 2016

Four steam engines race side by side against Tiger Moths at Maitland Steamfest 2016

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In a world first, four locomotives will race side by side from Broadmeadow to Maitland in a ­competition to highlight this year’s 30th anniversary Maitland Toyota Hunter Valley Steamfest.
Three of the locomotives will be part of the NSW passenger fleet, but the star of the show will be No. 6029, a giant Garratt and the largest steam locomotive ever used in the state.
Details of this unique race were revealed to the Mercury on Tuesday by organiser and train historian Cr Peter Garnham.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 16, 2016.