Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

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Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby sheepie on Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:38 pm

This one's coming up quicker than you'd realise. Last year was a great weekend away and I'm looking forward to it again this year.

http://www.steamfest.com.au

Anyone else interested?
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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby Oscar on Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:11 pm

I am hoping that Donna and I will be there.

And the following weekend is Ironfest (at Lithgow) 25th - 27th April which we will most likely also visit again.

A busy couple of weeks for the van!

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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby Matt. K on Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:15 pm

Steamfest sounds great! I''ll bring the dimsims! :cheers:
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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby gstark on Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:26 pm

Matt. K wrote:Steamfest sounds great! I''ll bring the dimsims! :cheers:


I have a bamboo steamer!
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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby michael_ on Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:23 pm

that time of year again, i enjoyed last year although the sun was a little harsh from memory
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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby Kyle on Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:59 pm

Hmm...almost tempted to come up this year :)
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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby radar on Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:01 am

Leon,

I should be able to make one of the days, not sure which one, I'll have to check. Keep us posted as to which day(s) you will attend. Looks like Matt and Gary are looking after catering :twisted:

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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby sheepie on Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:58 pm

This coming weekend folks! Yeah - came up fast huh.

Stubbsy and I scoped out a few locations for shooting over the weekend - no doubt he'll be along sometime soon to give some tentative times, but here's a few examples of where we think might be worthwhile...

Greta Station
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Branxton Station
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Lochinvar Station
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We figure we'll do a bit of train chasing on the Saturday and then do the grounds around Maitland Station on the Sunday (they have static displays, other steam items, etc there).

Anyone wanting to meet up send either me or Stubbsy your contact number and we'll send you ours :)
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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby stubbsy on Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:27 pm

Here is our rough itinerary for Steamfest.

10:50 am - Lochinvar station to catch the 3526/3642 on it's way to Branxton
Then off to Branxton to grab some shots on the platform.
11:15 am - Greta station to catch the 3526/3642 on it's way back to Maitland

After that we'll have lunch early and probably do the rally ground on the Saturday. Saturday PM we're expecting 3.5 metre swells so we'll probably head in to Newcastle for same dusk shots of the ocean

Sunday we'll be trying for some level crossing shots of the 3830 on its way to Paterson (around 11:15 at the Oakhampton rd level crossing)

As Leon has already said - if you plan on being there PM us.
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Re: Maitland Steamfest - 19 & 20 April

Postby Glen on Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:49 pm

Leon, just thought I would mention how much I like your example shots of Greta and Branxton Station. :D I especially like the Great with I assume coal? train slithering away.
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