Join us for a night of fine wine, food and live musical entertainment aboard 'Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy'.
From the moment you arrive at Puffing Billy's Belgrave station platform, you will be entertained by local Melbourne Blues band, Black and Blue!
We will take you on a journey through the Dandenong Ranges all the way up to the historic Nobelius Packing Shed.
Your entree of homemade soup will be served aboard the enclosed dining carriages, which are heated in winter to ensure your journey is both comfortable and enjoyable.
In the rustic informality of the 'Nobelius Packing Shed', you'll be sure to enjoy the blazing log fire during the cooler months.
Our carvery includes various roast meats, vegetables and salads, and is followed by various dessert options.
Black and Blue will keep you entertained at the Nobelius Packing Shed until the driver blows the whistle signalling your return to the train.
The return journey back to Belgrave wraps up the evening, with a complimentary glass of port, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates and served.
WHO ARE BLACK AND BLUE?
Black and Blue is a five-piece outfit from Melbourne, featuring Steve Gibbs (Lead Vocals), Frank Breen (Lead Guitar), Pat Deguara (Bass & Vocals), James Cox (Sax & Vocals) and Kev Starling (Drums) and have been performing for over 20 years.
More information is available on the band's website.
$103 PER PERSON
- No concessions apply.
- There is no air-conditioning in our carriages (we use natural air-conditioning - windows!) However, the carriages are equipped with heating during the cooler months.
- Unless already sold out, bookings will close at 12 noon on the last business day prior to travel.
- Train journey, three course dinner, entertainment, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase.
7.30pm on selected Friday evenings
7.00pm on selected Saturday evenings
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is important to arrive at Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Your crew is on a mission to whisk you away to solve scandal and scam - on time!
Arrival back to Belgrave Station is approximate 11.30pm.
2018 EVENT DATES
- Saturday 1 September
- Saturday 17 November
Please check availability by selecting your preferred event date in the booking widget below.
view our menu here (PDF)
A range of beverages, including internationally acclaimed wines from the Yarra Valley Region, are available for purchase both on board the train and in the Nobelius Packing Shed.
Special Dietary Requirements
Puffing Billy Railway can only cater for the following special dietary requirements:
- gluten free/ celiacs
To confirm dietary requirements, please phone our Customer Service Team on (03) 9757 0700 no later than 72 hours prior to departure, otherwise, we cannot guarantee your request.
Dining Carriage - due to the heritage nature of our dining carriages, the table configurations can seat up to two (2) or up to four (4) people. If your party consists of more than 4 people, we will do our best to ensure your tables are located close to each other.
Packing Shed - the tables located in the Packing Shed can seat up to a maximum of 12 people and where possible we will do our best to seat your party together.
CARRIAGE SEAT DIMENSIONS
Our heritage dining carriages have tables and chairs that are fixed to the floor and cannot be moved. As a result, people of generous proportions could find seating in the dining carriages restrictive. Please note that the distance between the edge of the table and the back of the chair is only 41 centimetres. To ensure you have a positive experience at Puffing Billy Railway we strongly urge you to contact our Customer Service Centre should you have any concerns.