STEAM TRAIN RIDES IN THE HUNTER VALLEY NSW.
The Richmond Vale Railway Museum is a volunteer non-profit organization, formed in 1979 with the aim of preserving the Railway and Mining Heritage of J&A Brown and the Hunter Valley.
The R.V.R.M. is located in the old Richmond Main Colliery site, Main Road 135, Leggett's Drive, Richmond Vale 4kms south of Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley, N.S.W.
The R.V.R.M. runs trains first three Sundays of each month and every Sunday during School Holidays. Gates open at 10am and close at 4pm.
Saturday the 9th of August. Pits and Pubs tour.
Join Hunter Valley history guru Ed Tonks, as he takes you for a tour around the Hunter valley's coalfields.
The coach leaves Richmond Vale Railway Museum at 9am. The tour travels to sites in Lorne, Telarah, Heddin Greta, Weston, Neath. We stop for lunch at The Australia hotel Cessnock. After lunch it's then onto Bellbird, Paxton and Ellalong to name but a few.
Later in the afternoon the tour will arrive at Pelaw main colliery and then travel by train back to Richmond main Colliery, for a tour of the colliery site and afternoon tea.
The tour will conclude around 4pm.
Tickets cost $70 per person.
Tickets are available from the Kurri Kurri Visitor Information Centre
199 Lang st Kurri Kurri. Phone (02) 49361909 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
17th August Centenary of Coal.
Richmond Vale Preservation Co-Operative Society Ltd is celebrating Centenary of Coal.
Gates open at 9.30 am with first train ride at 10.00 am then starting again at 1.00pm last train 3.00 pm. Gates closing at 4.00pm.
Official ceremony 11.30 to 12.30.
Demonstration of haulage of non-air coal wagons and other historic rail vehicles.
Guided tours of the Richmond Main site and Mining Museum
Display by Mines Rescue. Road haulage vehicles and mining machinery.
Rides on the miniature railway.
Come and help us celebrate100 years since the first train load of coal left Richmond Main and travelled via railway to Minmi and on to Hexham.
Entry Fees Apply. No bookings required.
For more information check web site or ring 02 4001 0197
Entry Fees, Special Events, Timetables and Locomotives may be subject to alteration or cancellation without notice.