Steam on the Main North

Steam on the Main North
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An NFSA documentary showcasing the history of the NSW Hunter region as a major transport network. It features footage from the Hunter shot by transport enthusiast and cinematographer Roger McKenzie, and his friend Bernie Kent in 1968.

The film features footage from three locations around Maitland: Fassifern, Hawkmount (between Awaba and Dora Creek), and Thornton.

Steam on the Main North reveals a fascinating snapshot of the region’s history, as many of the rural areas featured were heavily transformed by the suburban sprawl. The film also explores the wide variety of passenger and goods steam trains that undertook the journey along the Main North line, which was particularly unique for this era.