Climax Twilight Outing

Join us for this year’s exclusive Climax Locomotive Twilight Train, a journey through time behind a very special locomotive.

The Climax 1694 it is the only wood-burning locomotive at Puffing Billy and is one of four remaining operational Climax locomotives in the world, the only one outside the USA! The Climax Twilight Outing is a fantastic opportunity to gather friends and family for an evening aboard this unique locomotive as it travels through the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges at sunset, finishing with dinner in our Menzies Creek Museum.


Date: Saturday 6th October

Time: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

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Climax Twilight Outing Itinerary

4:30pm – Event site is open for refreshments

5:20pm – Prepare for boarding Climax 1694

5:30pm – Depart Menzies Creek Station for the return trip to Lakeside Station

5:57pm – Arrival at Emerald, loco turns around on turntable – don't miss out on a great photo opportunity!

6:30pm – Departs Emerald Station

7:00pm – Arrival at Lakeside Station for toilets and stretch the legs.  Please stay within Station precinct

7:15pm – Departs Lakeside Station for the return to Menzies Creek Station

8:20pm – Arrival at Menzies Creek Station

8:30pm – Dinner will be served in the Museum. This is your opportunity to explore the Museum and have an opportunity to purchase Climax 1694 merchandise

10:30pm – Event concludes

FaresGeneral AdmissionPBPS Member


Bookings close Friday 28th September at 5pm.

PBPS Members: to redeem the discount, please use PBPS discount code when booking online.

Please remember:

  • Bring warm clothes for the train ride and Museum dinner - when the sun goes down, it can get quite cool up in the hills
  • Please be mindful of neighbours when leaving
  • There will be occasional photo opportunities - one at Menzies Creek Station before and after the train ride and another at Emerald Turntable when the locomotive is being turned around
  • For safety reasons, passengers are prohibited to stand on the train tracks for any photos


Our Menu:

Our carvery includes various roast meats, vegetables and salads, and is followed by various dessert options.


Dietary Requirements:

Puffing Billy can cater for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free

To confirm dietary requirements, please phone our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 no later than 72 hours prior to departure, otherwise, we cannot guarantee your request.



Please call our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 for further information and to book.


Location & Parking:

Menzies Creek Railway Station to Lakeside Station, with dinner at Menzies Creek Museum.

Parking, including disabled parking, is available at Menzies Creek Station– please park on the Museum side of School Rd and ensure your vehicle is off the road and clear of any access driveways.