From the Maitland Mercury report:
The first of Steamfest’s iconic engines has rolled into Maitland in preparation for the 32nd iteration of the event.
Among the hissing, churning machinery that draws thousands of people to the town is Sooty, a 1926 Fowler engine that journeys more than 360 kilometres from inland NSW to Maitland each year.
“Sooty would have more than 20 years at Steamfest now,” Councilor, co-pilot and The Burton Automotive Group Hunter Valley Steamfest organiser Peter Garnham said.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 22 Mar 2017.