Climax Locomotive Twilight Outing

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The Climax Loco Twilight Outing - A once a year opportunity.

Climax No. 1694 is a special locomotive that spent 10 years under restoration, returning 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 loco as it travels through the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges at sunset.


Twilight 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 appropriately for the weather.


2018 dates to be released shortly.

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Did you know, Puffing Billy Preservation Society (PBPS) Members receive discounted fares for travelling? 



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.

Special dietary requirements, vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be catered for provided your needs are specified at time of booking.

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.