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Puffing Billy Preservation Society

The Puffing Billy Preservation Society (PBPS) is incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee (ACN 004 621 505) (ABN 79 004 621 505) and has a membership in the order of 1,000. It was first established on 8 June 1955. As a Society Member you play an important part in the moral and financial support to…

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Puffing Billy Relic Of Our More Leisurely Days

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…

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Another Record Year for Puffing Billy

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. Puffing Billy recorded 487,237 passengers in the 2016/17 financial year, which is an increase of…

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Puffing Billy to Exceed Visitor Capacity in 2018

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…

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Contact Puffing Billy

For 24-hour recorded information on Time Table and Fares information phone (03) 9757 0700. For general enquiries and bookings, contact our Belgrave office during business hours (9am- 5pm AEST) Monday to Friday and from 9am to 12pm AEST on Saturdays. Call us: (03) 9757 0700 (Intl. +61 3 9757 0700) Fax: (03) 9757 0705 (Intl. +61…

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Puffing Billy is Reborn

End of the Line Closure of the Gembrook railway From the early 1930’s, the Gembrook railway earned a reputation for being a financial liability on the Victorian Railways. The steep grades on the line limited the amount of goods that could be transported and the change of gauge at Upper Ferntree Gully added extra expense…

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Book Online – Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy

Tour Gift Voucher – Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy This is an OPEN DATED Gift Voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase. If purchasing MULTIPLE Gift Vouchers (eg. one voucher for ‘mum and dad’ and another voucher for ‘best friend and partner’) please process these bookings as separate online transactions. When booking…

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Puffing Billy Book

Saving Puffing Billy is a fascinating story of public sentiment for the railway giving rise to the formation of the Puffing Billy Preservation Society in 1955 and the saga of rescuing the line from imminent scrapping; the restoration phase; the re-openings to Menzies Creek in 1962 and to Emerald in 1965 – all within the…

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Jazz on Puffing Billy

Jazz on Puffing Billy will be trumpeting along with live Jazz music with Off the Cuff, great local wines and a dinner in the historic Nobelius Packing Shed.

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Puffing Billy for couples

Suggestion #1: Indulge in an intimate meal aboard our dining carriages The Steam & Cuisine Luncheon is the perfect way to escape for a few hours into the Dandenong Ranges with your loved one. The journey begins at Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station platform. You and your loved one will be seated on a table for…

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