Hunter Valley Steamfest

at Railway Street, Maitland, 2320

Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest is Australia's premier festival of steam.

Hunter Valley Steamfest
Railway Street
Maitland , NSW 2320
Contact Phone
P: 02 4931 2877


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I finally was able to photograph of steam locomotive 6029. April 9, 2016. Maitland.

Published Fukutaro Ushimura on 2016-05-22 02:51:55 GMT

In the June 2016 edition of Railway Digest, available in the ARHS NSW Bookshop for $10.00, as well as on our mobile app and other retailers: DANCING WITH DIESELS Re-energised after their mini-epic bash around the south-west of Western Australia last year as reported over several editions of Digest, Bob Grant and Kelvin Russell flew into Sydney on Sunday 17 April this year, with camera batteries charged up, stout walking boots in their bags, a well-priced hire car booking and no idea of where to go. One complicating factor was their commitment to collect Malcolm Holdsworth from public transport somewhere in New South Wales on the evening of Wednesday 20 April. On the basis of intensive train action and the limited options for Malcolm to meet them, the boys headed north. 18 April saw them in hot pursuit of a range of coal trains in the Ardglen area, and over the ensuing 10 days, a lot of ground was covered, ranging for Condobolin in the west to Jindalee in the south. THE SHIPPING CONTAINER TURNS 60 Happy 60th Birthday to the shipping container. On 26 April 1956, the first true container ship, a rebuilt tanker named the Ideal X, sailed from Port Newark in New Jersey with 58 well-filled 30ft boxes on board. Marine Pascal takes a brief look at the origins of that ubiquitous six-sided metal box that changed the course of sea, road and rail logistics. THE VOICE OF THE SEA AND THE SOUND OF THE RAILS Like cruise ships, passenger trains are a part of popular culture. The Orient Express, The Flying Scotsman, The Trans-Siberian, names like these conjure images of intrigue, suspense and adventure. To board such trains is to step into, relive, and become a part of the golden age of travel. In recent years, however, passenger numbers on many famous trains have fallen. David Cashman and Anjum Naweed pose the question; is it possible that tourism in long-distance cruise rail can learn from the resilience and constant inventiveness of the sea cruise experience? AND: Preservation and Tourist - Boorowa remembers its railway heritage Preservation and Tourist - Light it Up Preservation and Tourist - The Making of Hunter Valley Steamfest Preservation and Tourist - Tracking through the Gardens Rolling Stock - Contracts and deliveries Rolling Stock - ROBEL Aurizon Track Laying Train FRONT COVER: From 18 April to 30 April this year, Bob Grant, Kelvin Russell and Malcolm Holdsworth spent time photographing current operations in the Hunter Valley, Central West and South West of NSW. On Wednesday 20 April, Kelvin caught Aurizon UGR/GE units 5008 and 5006 climbing the grade between Pangela and Ardglen with an empty coal train.

Published Railway Digest on 2016-05-21 11:31:44 GMT

Photo entry. 6029 passes Beresfield on it's way to the start line

Published Ethan Jones on 2016-05-11 01:57:12 GMT

Congratulations to Anthony Hodskiss who was the winner of the Steamfest photo competition with this picture capturing the four steam locomotives in action in the Great Train Race quad run. Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs in the competition.

Published Hunter Valley Steamfest on 2016-06-15 05:55:50 GMT

Check out the wrap up of Hunter Valley Steamfest's 30th Anniversary. Also don't forget to save the date for next year, when Steamfest will celebrate another year of steam on 8 and 9 April 2017.

Published Hunter Valley Steamfest on 2016-06-03 06:02:55 GMT

You only have three days left to submit your photos of this year’s Steamfest for your chance to win a cab ride for next year’s Great Train Race. We are looking for the most impressive, the most dynamic, the most spectacular images of the Great Train Race or from your weekend at Steamfest this year. Here are some of the images that we have already received. If your photos from the festival rival these ones, then share them with us and you could be riding with the driver and fireman on one of the locos in Steamfest’s next Great Train Race on 9 April 2017. Make sure you get your photos in by this Friday 13 May. To find out how to enter head to Thanks to Shane Wallwork, Grahame Mountfort, Adam Schofield, and Jacob Verdon Williams for these photos.

Published Hunter Valley Steamfest on 2016-05-10 23:49:38 GMT

Whatever happened to members of the original Steamfest Committee, why weren't they recognised for their contribution to this wonderful event

Published Steve Leadbeatter on 2016-05-09 14:01:31 GMT

Would you like to own a unique piece of Steamfest history? Now is your chance, we are auctioning off five large 30th anniversary Steamfest flags. The 30th anniversary was a huge weekend with a world first in the Great Train Race and the largest line up of trains to ever come to the festival. An authentic Steamfest flag is an ideal way to remember the event. Three of the flags feature an image of 3642, and the other two feature the iconic 6029. Each flag is 1500mm wide by 4500mm high. The money raised by the auction will go to the Maitland Steam & Antique Machinery Association and Maitland Railway Museum. Head to eBay to make your bid and get your hands on a very limited edition piece of Steamfest merchandise The auctions all end this Thursday 12 May.

Published Hunter Valley Steamfest on 2016-05-09 04:58:14 GMT

I went to Might land. 6029 is huge and great power. As expected Garatto type steam locomotive.

Published Fukutaro Ushimura on 2016-05-04 01:36:07 GMT

Do you want to ride in the cab of a steam loco in Steamfest’s Great Train Race in 2017? Send us your best photos from this year's Steamfest to win this special privilege. We captured some impressive images of this historic event, but there must be many more spectacular images out there and we'd love to see yours. Send us your images from the Great Train Race or any other great photos from your weekend at Steamfest to win a cab ride for the Great Train Race at next year’s Steamfest on 9 April 2017. You have until Friday 13 May to submit your images. To find out how to enter head to

Published Hunter Valley Steamfest on 2016-04-26 22:54:14 GMT

We are only just recovering from all the excitement of Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Hunter Valley Steamfest’s 30th anniversary. It was an amazing weekend and we could not be happier with how the event came together. It was only with the support of our sponsors that this momentous event was made possible, and we would like to extend a big thank you to them. Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota, who have been proudly presenting the event for many years. Our supporting sponsors Kings Engineering, Four Mile, Whitehaven Coal, Austar Coal, McCarthy Transport, Hunter Resource Recovery, and Beavis Party and Event Hire. Transport NSW Train Link and Australian Rail Track Corporation who make it possible to run the trains. Canberra Railway Museum - ARHS ACT Division, Transport Heritage NSW, Lachlan Valley Railway, and the Rail Motor Society Paterson who supplied the trains, the stars of Steamfest. Royal Newcastle Aero Club and their pilots who helped make the Great Train Race such an incredible spectacle. Maitland Steam & Antique Machinery Association, Museum of Applied Arts & Science, Maitland Railway Museum, Maitland & District Historical Society, and Maitland Street Rodders for their support and participation in the festival. And finally our thanks goes to all the volunteers, their dedication and passion are the lifeblood of Steamfest.

Published Hunter Valley Steamfest on 2016-04-20 23:19:54 GMT

Hi. Admin please delete if not allowed, with my apologies. We are thinking about selling our set of Steamfest Ports, but have no idea how or where to do so. Has anyone else found a venue/site where this is possible please? TIA.

Published Tamara Doyle on 2016-04-14 09:57:36 GMT

A few images from the Show and Shine this year.

Published Expose My Ride Photography on 2016-04-13 11:55:02 GMT

Published Hunter Valley Steamfest on 2016-04-13 05:50:24 GMT

Published Hunter Valley Steamfest on 2016-04-13 04:25:19 GMT

Shout out to ARHS ACT who can't hack some honest feedback and constructive criticism and resort to censorship when they hear something they don't like. I was going to stop at your museum on Sunday as I was passing through the area and make a donation that I did not get the chance to make during the Steamfest weekend, instead now you will never see a cent from me. I hope your shortsightedness and lack of open thinking cost you.

Published Daniel J Whitmore on 2016-04-12 14:45:16 GMT

Worth a look 🚂🚂

Published Johnny Palooka on 2016-04-12 08:16:49 GMT

This was our 1st Steamfest we had a fabulous time. So many people worked very hard to make this happen. Thanks to all you did a great job. We will be back again. With Vlasta Blaha

Published Ian Thomson on 2016-04-12 05:36:13 GMT

Published David James Jackson on 2016-04-11 00:07:55 GMT

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