Return to Richmond Vale revisits the people, places and faces who protested the closure of Australia's last commercial steam railway

THIRTY years after “unprecedented” industrial action concerning the closure of Australia's last commercial steam railway that operated from Hexham for more than 100 years, a sequel to the 1988 Logie Award-winning documentary The Richmond Vale Railway will air on Nine.

The 30th anniversary documentary catches up with those who took part in the three-week protest that involved a hijacked steam locomotive, and celebrates the days of steam in Australia's last ever commercial rail operation that hauled coal in timber wagons across the Hexham Wetlands.

Return to Richmond Vale was filmed, written and produced by veteran NBN News cameraman David Threlfo, who worked on the original documentary, and is narrated by journalist Natasha Beyersdorf. It will air on Saturday, March 31, at noon.


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