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MILESTONE CELEBRATED AS STEAM RETURNS TO SOUTH MAITLAND RAILWAYS

Today marks 125 years since the first steam trains hauled wagons from the coalfields.

While steam eventually moved aside for diesel power, its romantic legacy lives on – celebrated this weekend at the East Greta Junction.

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About Stephen Mount

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Hailing from Tea Gardens Hawks Nest, Stephen Mount began his media career as a reporter and producer with NBN almost 20 years ago before taking up a role with National Nine News. After recent years in management roles with the Newcastle Knights, the Hunter Medical Research Institute and private enterprise, he's returned to NBN News as a news reporter while studying law at the University of Newcastle.

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