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Hunter Valley Railway Trust
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Established unknown
Location North Rothbury, New South Wales Australia
Type Railway museum
Collection size ex New South Wales Government Railways rolling stock and privately owned locomotives

The Hunter Valley Railway Trust (HVRT) is a railway museum located in North Rothbury, New South Wales, Australia on the site of the Rothbury Riot. It includes various types of rolling stock, such as coal and freight wagons and passenger coaches, and a variety of ex-New South Wales Government Railways locomotives. It also included seven of the fourteen heritage-listed South Maitland Railways 10 Class locomotives, until they were sold.

South Maitland Railway 10 class locomotives

  • SMR 17 – In covered storage, in black livery.
  • SMR 20 – In covered storage, in black livery. Locomotive was operational in the 1990s but boiler ticket has since expired
  • SMR 23 – The loco was dismantled while at Rothbury, in blue livery . The dismantled pieces have now been moved to Dorrigo.
  • SMR 26 – In covered storage, in black livery.
  • SMR 27 – In covered storage, in black livery. The side tanks and boiler were swapped to restore SMR 10.
  • SMR 28 – In covered storage, in black livery.
  • SMR 31 – In open storage, in green livery

In April 2013 these seven locomotives were sold to the Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum.

Other locomotives

  • R766 – an ex Victorian Railways locomotive, that is being overhauled including conversion to standard gauge.


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