From the Maitland Mercury report:
Preparations for Maitland's annual celebration of steam are on the boil.
The Burton Automotive Group Hunter Valley Steamfest is locked in for April 8 and 9 and organisers are hoping to match last year's 30th anniversary crowd of 80,000 over the two days.
Steamfest stalwart Peter Garnham said plans are in full swing, accommodation is filling quickly and moves are afoot to bring two, possibly three steam trains into town for the event.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 13 Feb 2017.