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Head west for a glimpse of Hunter Valley Wine Country through the towns of Lochinvar, Allandale and Greta.

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Singleton Coal Loop: SOLD OUT

Singleton Coal Loop: SOLD OUT

Take a journey through the Hunter Valley behind the legendary 5917 as it steams from Maitland through Singleton, up to the Camberwell balloon loop. This exciting excursion offers picturesque views of the Hunter Valley and is one not to be missed.

The Singleton journey will depart from Maitland and return to Maitland.

The Steamfest Rail Program is proudly presented by ARTC.

Steam Locomotive 5917 will lead the whole journey.

Please note: All Singleton journeys will depart and arrive in Maitland.

TIMETABLE

sunday

DEPARTS
ARRIVES
2.24pm
5.16pm

PRICING

TICKET PRICE
Adult: $46
Concession/ Child: $44
Child Under 5: $42
Family: $165

Port Waratah Coal Loop

Port Waratah Coal Loop

Back by popular demand, this is a real treat for all steam enthusiasts. The Port Waratah Coal journey will start in Maitland enroute to the Port Waratah Morandoo loop before heading west back to Maitland.

This journey is pulled by steam locomotive from Maitland, around the Port Waratah Coal Loop and back to Maitland.

The Steamfest Rail Program is proudly presented by ARTC.

All Port Waratah journeys will depart from Maitland and return to Maitland.

Steam Locomotive R766 will lead the whole journey.

TIMETABLE

SATURDAY

DEPARTS
ARRIVES
JOURNEY STATUS
9.20am
11.19am
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12.25pm
2.40pm
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3.15pm
4.54pm
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SUNDAY

DEPARTS
ARRIVES
JOURNEY STATUS
12.15pm
1.51pm
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3.21pm
4.54pm
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PRICING

TICKET PRICE
Adult: $46
Concession/ Child: $44
Child Under 5: $42
Family: $165

Traction and Portable Engine Display

2022 Traction and Portable Engines

6HP Brittannia

Manufacturer: Marshall Sons & Co Ltd
Britannia Iron Works, Gainsborough, England

Year of Manufacture: 1907

Country Assembled In: England

Type of Boiler: Colonial

Fuel Used: Wood

Owned By: Antony Pritchett

Location: Hunter Valley 

Restored By: David and Antony Pritchett

Description of Use: Engines of this type which combined a light weight engine and boiler drove pumps Chaff cutters and other agriculture machinery.
They were called portable because they could be carted easily around the country side as needed

Ruston Proctor

Manufacturer: Ruston Proctor Co Ltd of Lincoln UK at the company’s Sheaf Iron Works in Lincoln.

Year of Manufacture: 1913

Country Assembled In: England

Type of Boiler: Fire Tube

Fuel Used: Wood and Coal

Owned By: Jim & Lyndle Hawkes

Location: Kurri NSW

Restored By: Current owners and took over 6 years. The boiler work was completed by Ken Ainsworth of Goulburn.

Description of Use: The Ruston (known as Reverie) is an 8nhp double crank compound 2 speed agricultural traction engine. These engines were designed for mainly agricultural purposes such as powering (via a flat belt) threshing drums, chaff cutters, sawmills, pumps and land clearing.

This engine is also fitted with a winch that could be used to pull logs out of the bush and itself out of bogs. Water is carried in the rear tender and in a belly tank that is suspended under the boiler. Fuel is carried in the coal bunker that is located at the rear of the engine.

Timber is carried in the steel basket that hangs over the rear of the engine.

14 HP Marshall

Manufacturer: Marshall Sons & Co Ltd
Britannia Iron Works, Gainsborough, England

Year of Manufacture: 1911

Country Assembled In: England

Type of Boiler: Locomotive Type

Fuel Used: Wood

Owned By: Kelly and Peter Garnham

Location: Maitland NSW

Restored By: Peter Garnham and members of Maitland Steam and Antique Machinery Association

Description of Use: Engines of this type which combined a light weight engine and boiler drove pumps Chaffcutters and other agriculture machinery.

They were called portable because they could be carted easily around the country side as needed.

8HP Marshall

Manufacturer: Marshall Sons & Co Ltd
Britannia Iron Works, Gainsborough, England

Year of Manufacture: 1914

Country Assembled In: England

Type of Boiler: Locomotive Type

Fuel Used: Wood

Owned By: Ross Taylor

Location: Tamworth

Restored By: Ross Taylor

Description of Use: Used to saw Mill Equiptment

Bill Ives Marshall

Manufacturer: Marshall Sons & Co Ltd
Britannia Iron Works, Gainsborough, England

Year of Manufacture: 1925

Country Assembled In: England

Type of Boiler: Locomotive Type

Fuel Used: Coal or Firewood

Owned By: Bill and Daniel Ives

Location: Brisbane

Restored By: Bob and Bill Ives

Description of Use: Marshall 80161 was built in 1925 and arrived in Australia in February 1926. The Roller was imported for the Queensland Main Roads Commission by the Queensland Machinery Company. The roller was used by main roads in the southeast Queensland area.

The last known job was the Toowoomba range west of Brisbane. It was sold in the early 1960’s to Cyril Cadwallader for preservation. It was subsequently sold to a caravan park builder who used it to build a caravan park at Caboolture. It then went to a private collector and then to a couple of tourist parks.

The last park closed, and the roller again went to a private collector. It wasn’t steamable then and he towed it to roll his driveway with a frontend loader. One day the roller got away and dragged the frontend loader down the road.

Bill bought the roller shortly after that and he and his family have had it running for over 30 years.

Sanjex Seratti

Sanjex Seratti is a curious engineer from the Victorian era. 

His passion for tinkering, design and building contraptions has delighted the public at numerous events. A maker at heart, Sanjex has hand crafted lawn games with a late 1800’s theme that bring back “good old-fashioned fun”. 

Try your luck on the crowd favourite “Beat The Wheel” or have some throwing fun as you take the journey of the “The Knight’s Peril”. 

He also rides prominently on his Penny Farthing and enjoys educating the crowd about early bike history and its evolution. 

So “roll up roll up roll up” and witness Sanjex Seratti with his spectacular Vintage Wonders & Entertainments down on the Rally Ground from 9am – 4pm each day.

Steamfest After Dark

Expanding the heart of the festival, Maitland Station Precinct for the first time will be running into the night on Saturday 30 July.

Join us for:

  • An array of food trucks
  • Carnival rides for all ages
  • Live music from Wes Pudsey & the Sonic and Huckleberry & the Devil’s Dandruff
  • An up close and personal experience with 3801 on the station platform
  • Traction engine displays

Hours will be extended until 9.00pm on Saturday night only.

AFTER DARK MUSIC PROGRAM

SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY

TIME ARTIST
5.15pm Wes Pudsey & the Sonic Aces
7.15pm Huckleberry & the Devil's Dandruff