Friday, April 15, 2016

History will be made at this weekend's 30th anniversary of Hunter Valley Steamfest

From the Maitland Mercury report:
History will be made in Maitland this weekend when the 30th anniversary Maitland Toyota Hunter Valley Steamfest hits the rails.
The festival of steam has gained international recognition and attracts visitors from England, the US, New Zealand and Japan.
Maitland Steam and Antique Machinery Association president Peter Garnham is confident the milestone event will inject hundreds of thousands of dollars into the region’s economy.
He says the highlight will be Sunday’s great race, a world-first event when, for the first time in Steamfest history, four steam engines will pit their strength against four tiger moth planes racing from Hanbury Junction in Newcastle to Maitland Railway Station.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 7, 2016.