For the first time, a group of school students and teachers have taken a tour of the Steam Shed on The Rally Ground.
Linuwel School students and teachers met members of the Maitland Steam & Antique Machinery Association who gave them an overview of the shed, showed off some portable and traction engines, taught them about the use of steam and they even took part in a steam quiz before heading back to school.
During the tour, the students got to see portable engines, including the Council owned 1890 Marshall, a chart cutter, the Thorney Croft truck, a fire engine and a range of boilers.
The students, one of which is the youngest member of the Maitland Steam and Antique Machinery Association, are currently studying Industrial Education at school and found it great getting first hand experience and seeing how things work.
For enquiries about having your school visit the Steam Shed, please contact the events team at Maitland City Council on [email protected]w.gov.au.