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50 YEARS OF NBN: RICHMOND VALE RAILWAY – 1987

In 1987, Coal and Allied decided to retire its fleet of steam trains and instead haul coal from its Hunter mines using trucks.
But the men who worked on the Richmond Vale Railway didn’t go without a fight, and NBN’s cameras were there to capture the drama.
This 50th lookback is a cut down version of a one hour program that won cameraman David Threlfo and the NBN news team a Logie.

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2 comments

  1. avatar

    Thank you Paul for showing the clip. I was one of the enginemen in the story, and it brought back memories. Thanks also to Threlfo, “The Award Cameraman ” LOL !!

    Cheers
    Ray

  2. avatar
    brendon atkinson

    hey ray,its brendon from the club.
    makes my throat dry everytime i watch the smr in the early years,always makes me sad.would love to restore a 10 class,hate to see them go,even number 30 is of the tracks atm.
    hopefully one day good news will come and the 10 class will be back and steam will be back.cheers.