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Day Out With Thomas - Autumn 2019

Posted on 18 February 2019

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

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Great Train Race 2019

Posted on 5 February 2019

Registrations are now open for the 38th annual Great Train Race, which will take place on Sunday 5 May 2019.

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Celebrate Puffing Billy Milestone with a gem of a deal

Posted on 9 October 2018

On Thursday 18 October, Puffing Billy is celebrating 20 years since the reopening of the Lakeside to Gembrook line and is offering a Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal on tickets to all passengers who travel this route on the anniversary.

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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.

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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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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.

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National Volunteer Week

According to the ABS, of all Australians under 84 years of age, those in the 18-24 age group are the least likely to give up their time to volunteer. While this may not come as a huge surprise (we all remember what it was like to be 20, right?!) it is a statistic that young Puffing Billy Railway volunteer, Max Bracher is determined to change.

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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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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 and meet growing visitor demand.

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