PUFFING BILLY TO EXCEED VISITOR CAPACITY IN 2018
One of Victoria’s major tourist attractions, Puffing Billy Railway, has received an injection of $8.2 million from the State Government to allow for the long-awaited build of a new Discovery Centre at Lakeside station – a key project that will assist the Railway to expand its operations and meet growing visitor demand.
ANOTHER RECORD YEAR FOR PUFFING BILLY!
Good old-fashioned fun continues to reign supreme amongst locals and visitors alike, with more than 487,000 passengers flocking to Puffing Billy in 2016/17 – the fifth consecutive record year for the popular tourist attraction.
A GRAND DINING EXPERIENCE
- Puffing Billy's Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Step back in time and experience what it was like to travel first class in the glory days of rail! Puffing Billy’s Steam & Cuisine Luncheon experience takes passengers back to the early 1900s, when the wealthy and elite travelled in style and first class dining carriages were commonplace.
11 MILLIONTH PASSENGER VISITS
Whilst others are still pondering their new year resolutions, Puffing Billy is already full steam ahead in 2017! History was made on Thursday 5 January 2017 as the iconic Puffing Billy Railway welcomed its 11 millionth passenger on board since the Railway was reopened by the Puffing Billy Preservation Society in 1962.
PUFFING BILLY RELIC OF OUR MORE LEISURELY DAYS
The world famous steam train, The Puffing Billy Railway, is Australia’s favourite train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. The railway which commenced operation in Australia on December 18, 1900 and operates every day except Christmas Day, is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days.