Photos from Cranky Handle Rally 2018 at Richmond Vale Railway Museum

HISTORY fans united at the weekend for the Cranky Handle Rally at Richmond Vale Railway Museum.

The windy weather wasn’t enough to deter visitors, with around 700 turning up to browse the collection.

Everything from vintage tractors and trucks to old engines and steam motors were on display, delighting machinery enthusiasts of all ages.

Hunter Valley Vintage Farm Machinery Club has hosted the rally for three decades.

While the event proved to be a lot of educational fun, club president Bill Onley said there was a special goal in mind.

“We display things to encourage people to preserve things from the past and show the younger generations what it’s all about,” he said.

“We had quite a few young people here and we tried to get them involved in lots of different things.”