On the Fernleigh Track with Scott Bevan: Part 2 - The journey begins at Belmont

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By Scott Bevan
Updated February 4 2022 - 1:19pm, first published January 30 2022 - 6:30pm
NATURE AND CULTURE: Kentan Proctor, from Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council, at Belmont Lagoon, and, inset, scenes of nature along the southern end of the Fernleigh Track. Pictures: Max Mason-Hubers

BACK in the day, when a train ran to Lake Macquarie, passengers travelling from Newcastle would see a sign at Adamstown station, advising, "Change here for Belmont Line".

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Scott Bevan is a senior writer for The Newcastle Herald. He has also worked in radio and television and is the author of six books.