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.