'Logistics nightmare': Hunter Valley-based trains enthusiasts argue for more time to vacate Huntlee housing estate at North Rothbury

Gabriel Fowler
By Gabriel Fowler
Updated June 21 2022 - 9:59pm, first published 9:15pm
Chris Richards standing in front of a R766 steam train which will need to be removed from the North Rothbury site to make way for the Huntlee housing estate development. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

WITHOUT enough time, and more than $1 million to relocate, the Hunter Valley's 'beloved' Picnic Train may come to a screaming halt and hundreds of historic railway items abandoned.


Gabriel Fowler

Gabriel Fowler


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