Australian steam … there’s not that many of us left anymore who can saw Australian steam locos doing something other than easy tourist runs.
Those were the days when driving or firing a steam engine was dirty, back-breaking work and it’s that era that I want to take you back to with these videos.
You’ll find plenty of mainline workings on the mainline page but here I’m focusing on goods workings, branchline trains and private railways.
Steam Railways of the South Maitland Coalfields
The Hunter Valley of NSW has always been known for coal and this video takes us back to the steam era and the coal mines around South Maitland.