Climax Locomotive Twilight Outing

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The Climax Twilight Outing on Saturday 7 October 2017 is hauled by Climax locomotive No.1694.

This special locomotive spent 10 years under restoration and returned back to service in 2013. It is the only wood burning locomotive at Puffing Billy Railway and is one of four operational Climax locomotives in the world (the other three are based in the USA).

The Climax Twilight Outing is a fantastic opportunity to gather friends and family for an evening aboard this unique locomotive as it travels through the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges at sunset.


Train Journey

The locomotive and its consist of NQR carriages will start from Menzies Creek Station at 5.30pm, and arrive at Lakeside at 7.15pm. Whilst at Lakeside Station dinner will be served on the platform. 

The train departs Lakeside Station at 8.15pm arriving back into Menzies Creek Station at 9.40pm (times given are approximate only).

During the evening the train will stop at a number of locations for listening and photographic opportunities - so it's a fantastic opportunity for train enthusiasts!

As the NQR carriages are open sided, we recommend passengers dress warmly.



At Lakeside Station a spit-roast meal with dessert and soft drinks will be available.  We are not permitted to serve alcoholic beverages for this special train.

Vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be catered for provided your needs are specified at time of booking.


Event Date

  • Saturday 7 October 2017



Puffing Billy Preservation Society (PBPS) Members receive discounted fares for travelling aboard the Commissioners' Train. 

PBPS Members

  • Adults: $65.00
  • Children (under 14 yrs): $55.00


  • Adults: $75.00
  • Children (under 14 yrs): $65.00




Fare Inclusions and Booking Deadline

Unless already sold out, bookings for 7 October 2017 are available until 6pm on Monday 2 October 2017. The fare includes the train journey, spit roast meal, dessert and soft drinks. No concessions apply. Booking Terms and Conditions.



Kindly ensure you advise us at least 72 hours prior to travel should you have a dietary requirements by contacting our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700. If booking online, please let us know in the "Notes" box when completing your booking.



The train stops in some locations where the terrain can be challenging and no platform is available.  As a result, we recommend passengers with mobility concerns remain on the train.  Should passengers decide to disembark the train, they do so at their own risk.

Passengers requiring wheelchair access must contact our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 rather than book online. This way we can ensure that your needs can be accommodated.



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This special train has been organised by volunteers from the Climax Locomotive Operating Committee.  For information regarding volunteering at Puffing Billy Railway please visit our volunteer page.