Media Releases

First female driver makes tracks at Puffing Billy

Posted on 30 July 2019

Puffing Billy Railway will celebrate an exciting milestone on Wednesday 31 July when volunteer, Belinda McKenzie, becomes the first female train driver in the railway’s 119-year history.

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Thomas & Friends return to Puffing Billy

Posted on 25 July 2019

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are back in October and November for the very popular Day out with Thomas events, being held at Puffing Billy's Gembrook Station.

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Melbourne's newest High Tea experience - all aboard the High Tea Express

Posted on 16 July 2019

Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy, has launched a new experience - the High Tea Express - allowing visitors to enjoy high tea on the tracks in the train’s historic first-class dining carriages.

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Puffing Billy Railway and Johns Hill Landcare create Indigenous Garden

Posted on 21 June 2019

Puffing Billy has joined with Johns Hill Landcare Group again in a new project to create a garden showcasing indigenous plants. Also assisting the project are Emerald Scouts and the Emerald Men’s Shed.

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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.

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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.

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