But as much as there are many other Events Steam Related held in the Maitland Area. Or at the nearby Paddock near the Railway Station, sometimes the lead up to the Event is another Good Day to record the Steam Locomotives Journeys From Thirlmere,near Picton to Maitland.
The timetable for the Trains leaving Thirlmere on the Friday and Returning on the Monday after the Event are shown on the HERITAGE EXPRESS page of the Thirlmere .
Maitland is a central Place to be As with the Departing times of the STEAM TRAINS. You also have to contend with the Arrival and Departure of the other Regular trains that normally operate during the day.
I.E. XPT North and COAL TRAINS heading to the Port of Waratah, and those returning back to the coal mines, as well as general Freight trains.
So if you were to position yourself on the Overhead Bridge at the eastern End of MAITLAND you will be very suprised
How much movement you will capture.
And even to be there on the Friday Afternoon to see the STEAM TRAINS ARRIVE. and all of the shunting that goes on.
YOU WILL BE AMAZED.
I hope that this has given you a bit of an insight into the MAITLAND STEAM FESTIVAL FOR 2017.
There is also another event- that is basically PRIVATE. but its at DORRIGO.
i will find the details and you might like to contact the organiser, as its the place where all of the OLD TRAINS have been sent- for the price of SCRAP METAL. for a so called RAIL MUSEUM . Let me get back to you on this with the details.
Menangle.N.S.W. i did the 2015 RAILROAD AUSTRALIA SERIES 6 in Port Augusta and the OCTOBER roundhouse at Goulburn with you guys.