THOUSANDS ON HAND FOR DAY ONE AT STEAMFEST

It was full steam ahead at the 33rd annual Steamfest in Maitland.

Thousands flooded through the gates to see the historic steam locos and engine displays.

And this year marked a major milestone – with the first steam trip to the new Newcastle interchange.

“Steamfest is all about celebrating Maitlands rich steam herritage so Maitland does have a really strong connection with steam, with the southern Maitland railway line so steam is about keeping that alive.”

The festival wraps up tomorrow.

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