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PHOTOS: Historic steam train R766 puffs into Maitland

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By Scott Bevan
Updated March 21 2022 - 4:27am, first published March 19 2022 - 1:00am

AS he stood on the platform at Maitland railway station, listening to the shriek of the whistle and watching the steam billow as steam locomotive R766 approached, Chris Richards had the look of a proud parent.

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Scott Bevan is a senior writer for The Newcastle Herald. He has also worked in radio and television and is the author of six books.