Thieves steal $200,000 of equipment from train museum
19/08/2009 9:19:00 AM
POLICE are investigating the theft of more than $200,000 worth of equipment from the Richmond Vale Railway Museum.
Museum caretakers arrived at the Leggetts Drive property yesterday to discover thieves had targeted specific equipment.
It included 25 electric motors worth $50,000, five large compressors worth $60,000, a locomotive radiator worth $30,000, 24 lathe gears worth $25,000, 24 spokes of a mining wheel worth $60,000 and several tonnes of steel worth $20,000.
Police suspect the thieves would have needed a truck and taken several trips to carry the equipment away.
Central Hunter police are investigating.