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.
900+ VOLUNTEERS WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD
Puffing Billy Railway and its dedicated team of over 900 volunteers has won Gold at the Victorian Tourism Awards in the Outstanding Contribution by Volunteers category, announced on Thursday 24 November at the gala dinner in Melbourne.
All Aboard on Melbourne’s Newest Dining Experience
Melbourne’s newest foodie experience is full steam ahead with the launch of Puffing Billy Railway’s ‘Steam & Cuisine After Dark’ dining experience. Departing from October, ‘Steam & Cuisine After Dark’ turns the lights out on the popular luncheon services, adding a little spice to the old world flare.
MAKE TRACKS TO PUFFING BILLY IN 2016/17!
Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy, has launched its 2016/17 events calendar, which boasts onboard experiences with a touch of dance, dinner, music and even murder!
IT’S OUR LUMBER, JACK!
The famous Australian tourism icon, Puffing Billy Railway, is at loggerheads with some of the locals of the Dandenong Ranges after noticing that the precious firewood used to keep the train alive and running on a daily basis, is being stolen from Puffing Billy’s land.
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.
Puffing Billy Volunteers Speak Volumes
Puffing Billy Railway is Australia’s favourite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. The story of the railway’s beginnings in 1900, its struggle to survive closure, the efforts of dedicated volunteers to keep it operating and its grand return to Gembrook make for a fascinating talk.