Join us for a night of fine wine, food and live musical entertainment aboard 'Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy'.
First Class Train Journey
Aboard Puffing Billy's dining carriages
From the moment you arrive at Puffing Billy's Belgrave station platform, you will be entertained by local Melbourne Blues band, Black and Blue!
We will take you on a journey through the Dandenong Ranges all the way up to the historic Nobelius Packing Shed.
Your entree of homemade soup will be served aboard the enclosed dining carriages, which are heated in winter to ensure your journey is both comfortable and enjoyable.
Dinner, Live Blues and Dancing
at the Nobelius Packing Shed
In the rustic informality of the 'Nobelius Packing Shed', you'll be sure to enjoy the blazing log fire during the cooler months.
Our carvery includes various roast meats, vegetables and salads, and is followed by various dessert options.
Black and Blue will keep you entertained at the Nobelius Packing Shed until the driver blows the whistle signalling your return to the train.
A range of beverages, including local Yarra Valley wines, are available to purchase both on board the train and in the ‘Nobelius Packing Shed’..
The return journey back to Belgrave wraps up the evening, with a complimentary glass of port, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates and served.
Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy departs from Belgrave station at 7.00pm. Please ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time.
Arrival back into Belgrave station is approximately 11.30pm.
2017 Event Dates
- Saturday 25 March
- Saturday 13 May
- Saturday 17 June
- Saturday 9 September
- Saturday 18 November
RHYTHM & BLUES TRAIN BOOKINGS-
Fare Inclusions and Booking Deadline
The fare includes the train journey, three course meal, entertainment, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase. No concession fares apply. Unless already sold out, bookings will close at 12 noon on the last business day prior to travel. Booking Terms and Conditions.
SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Puffing Billy Railway can only cater for the following special dietary requirements:
- gluten free / celiacs
Please ensure you advise us at least 72 hours prior to travel should you have one of the above dietary requirements. If booking online, please let us know in the "Notes" box when completing your booking.
WHO ARE BLACK AND BLUE?
Black and Blue is a five-piece outfit from Melbourne, featuring Steve Gibbs (Lead Vocals), Frank Breen (Lead Guitar), Pat Deguara (Bass & Vocals), James Cox (Sax & Vocals) and Kev Starling (Drums) and have been performing for over 20 years.
More information is available on the band's website.
Dining Carriage - due to the heritage nature of our dining carriages, the table configurations can seat up to two (2) or up to four (4) people. If your party consists of more than 4 people, we will do our best to ensure your tables are located close to each other.
Packing Shed - the tables located in the Packing Shed can seat up to a maximum of 12 people and where possible we will do our best to seat your party together.
CARRIAGE SEAT DIMENSIONS
Our heritage dining carriages have tables and chairs that are fixed to the floor and cannot be moved. As a result, people of generous proportions could find seating in the dining carriages restrictive. Please note that the distance between the edge of the table and the back of the chair is only 41 centimetres. To ensure you have a positive experience at Puffing Billy Railway we strongly urge you to contact our Customer Service Centre should you have any concerns.
Passengers With Special Needs
Passengers with Special Needs (eg wheel chair access) must contact Puffing Billy’s Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 rather than book online. This way we can determine whether your needs can be accommodated.
We encourage you to car pool to Puffing Billy (or alternatively hire a minibus) if travelling as a group. That way, more people in your party can enjoy some of the great local wines and beers available. Alternatively, Metro Trains operate throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays - please refer to the Public Transport Victoria website for details or check train times using the PTV Journey planner below.
The 'Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy' is also available for private functions (for groups of 60 to 80) on any other evening. For further details, please contact our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700.
'Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy Railway' gift vouchers are available and make an ideal present to celebrate that special occasion. For further details please contact our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 or Purchase Online.