Exhibition: Railway Portraits - Lovett Gallery

Open from Monday 18 March 2024
2 days from now
Open during Local History Library hours
In the 1960s, teenagers Robert and Bruce Wheatley were given the freedom by their parents to roam the NSW railway network by themselves. With packs on their back and pocket money for survival, they travelled on all manner of trains, slept in railway waiting rooms, rode with the guard on goods trains, and, when confidence grew, with the crew in the cab. The brothers carried a 35mm camera on their journeys, using it to capture candid photographs of the last days of the age of steam.     
This photographic exhibition is drawn from the first five volumes of the Wheatley brothers' popular Railway Portraits book series and includes images taken across the state, with many recording the people, places, and locomotives of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.  

Cost: Free entry 

Exhibition period: On display from 18 March 2024

Open during Local History Library hours
Booking fees may apply.



Lovett Gallery
Newcastle Library
15 Laman Street