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Coalfields Steam

Coalfields steam is an annual event recognises and celebrates the history of steam in the coal mining and railway industries of the Hunter Valley.

This two day event will be held on Sunday 10th - Monday 11th of June (the June long weekend.)

The Richmond Vale Railway Museum will host its annual Coalfields Steam event over the Queens Birthday long weekend.

The display will include passenger train rides on the museums railway line, a demonstration coal train composed

of the wooden hopper wagons once so common on the coalfields and many other attractions.

We have a variety of exhibits on show said Peter Meddows the museums chairman.

Visitors will be able to see stationary steam engines once used to power farm machinery, other operating vintage farm

machinery, and many artefacts associated with the steam age.

Our ROD locomotive, dating from World War 1, which celebrated its 100th birthday a few weeks ago, can be seen on display.

We also offer our regular family attractions such as the mini-train and the mining museum.

Visitors can bring their own picnic lunch, or purchase food from the museums cafe and sausage sizzle.

The museums gates open at 9.30am on Sunday June 10 and Monday June 11.

Standard Entry Fee

• Adults: $16.00
• Concession: $11.00
• Children (5-15): $7.50
• Children Under 5: FREE