CRANKY HANDLES RETURN TO RVRM

Aug 18, 2022 by

August means it’s time for vintage machinery enthusiasts to head to the Richmond Vale Railway Museum for the fifth annual Cranky Handle Rally, to be held on the third weekend of August (August 20-21  2022). The Hunter Valley Vintage Farm Machinery Club hosts the annual rally, which is a demonstration of all things old to do with early farm machinery with a focus on old stationary engines and farm tractors.

“From vintage tractors to small farm or domestic implements, the rally is all about machinery before the electronic era,” said Scott Brooks, spokesman for the club.

“Our exhibitors have spent many hours preparing their machines for display and will be happy to share their knowledge with visitors.”

“You may even get a chance to go on a ride on a tractor operating on the day.”

“Whether you’re interested in hand-operated domestic machinery, petrol-powered tractors or steam-driven farm machinery, there’s something in the rally for you,” he said.

“For the ladies there will be an operating display of vintage sewing machines making bags and other small items.”

This is a combined event with the Richmond Vale Railway Museum.

“We’re delighted to collaborate with the Richmond Vale Railway Museum,” said Mr Brooks.

“Their bushland site is the ideal location for an event such as this, and the family atmosphere adds to the quality of the show.”

“Full-sized and miniature train rides are included in the entry fee, along with the ability to visit the onsite mining museum.”

“All-in-all it’s a great day out.”

The rally is scheduled for the Richmond Vale Historic Railway site on the 20TH-21ST August 2021.  The site is located at 262 Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale, about 5km south of Kurri Kurri.

Food, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available for purchase on site, so you can make a day of it without going hungry.

Cost to enter is $16.00 for adults, $11.00 for concession and $7.50 for children between the ages of 5 and 15, with children under 5 granted free entry.

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STEAMFEST EVENT CANCELLED

Jul 18, 2022 by

Our weekend event for July 30-31 is cancelled as a result of the cancellation of Maitland Steamfest. We hope to use the downtime over the next 2-3 weeks to undertake some repairs to roads and grounds which have been damaged by rain. See you in August for the Cranky Handle Rally.
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EASTER AT RICHI

Apr 8, 2022 by

Join us on Easter Day 17 April at RVRM. Gates open 9.30am. Train rides, big and small. Kids’ activities. Easter Egg Hunt at 12 noon.

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APRIL OPEN DAYS – STEAM UNLIMITED POSTPONED

Apr 3, 2022 by

APRIL OPEN DAYS – STEAM UNLIMITED POSTPONED
We will be open every Sunday in April to coincide with the Easter school vacation.
Our Steam Unlimited event is postponed until 30-31 July to coincide with the revised date for Steamfest. The museum will now be closed on 9 April.
For this weekend and next, our diesel locomotive X217 will haul our trains, as steam locomotive Marjorie has her annual boiler inspection. We hope that Marjorie will be back to greet visitors on Easter Sunday.
Gates open 9.30am, first train 10.00am, last train 3.00pm. Admission charges $16.00 adults, $11.00 concession, $7.50 children 5-15, under 5’s free.
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EASTER HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING

Nov 26, 2018 by

The museum will be open every Sunday during April and also Saturday 10 April. A busy month for our volunteers due to the occurrence of Steamfest and Easter.
Our steam locomotive Marjorie is now scheduled for a COVID-delayed boiler inspection in the first week of the month, so our trains will be hauled by diesel locomotive X217. Hopefully Marjorie will return for the remaining weekends.
Our museum operation depends upon volunteers. Please understand that our operations may have to change due to a lack of suitably-qualified volunteers. Like many other groups in recent times, volunteer availability has been a challenge.
The recent weather has had a significant effect on our museum site. Rain has made areas of our grounds muddy and lawns soggy. We recommend that you wear suitable footwear for the conditions.
Please monitor our Facebook page for further updates.
Gates open each day at 9.30am. Last train 3.00pm, site closes at 4.00pm.

 

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