Puffing Billy’s Workshop Blog details some of the many fascinating projects and technical challenges involved in keeping a Heritage Steam Railway on-track in the 21st Century.

The blog is authored by the Railways Engineering Team who are happy to assist with technical inquiries relating to our blog, or engineering at Puffing Billy in general.

To contact us, please send an email to engineering@pbr.org.au

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Behind Closed Doors…

Whilst the restrictions around COVID-19 mean we aren’t currently able to open...
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Testing An NG/G16!

For those that don't subscribe to social media, you might have missed...
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A New Whistle In The Hills!

Testing continues on the NG/G16, with work currently focused on testing and...
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Fire In The Hole!

That's right, your eyes don't deceive you! A project which has been...
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NG/G16 – A Quick Update

As the design and manufacture stage of the project is virtually complete,...
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Continental Puffing Billy?

No, sadly I’m not talking about a visiting engine from a quaint...
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861 – Back on Track

Following a noticeable drop-off in performance during last years final FETs (Footplate...
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99.9% Garratt

The day creeps ever closer when we can strike a match and...
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Race to the Finish Line

It has been some time since we have had time to update...
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A Giant Takes Shape

Progress abounds down in the Belgrave workshop, as the storage racking gets...
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Carriage Project Part II – From Detail to Delivery

With the final concept design approved, the engineering team settled down to...
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Would You Rather….?

Wednesday the 31st January 2018 marked a momentous day for Puffing Billy,...
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Garratt Update To August ’18

As we continue moving towards the pointy end of the project, a...
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A New Chimney For ‘Real Puffing Billy’!

A few weeks later, covered in grime...you'd never...
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THOMAS RETURNING IN SPRING 2018!

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! Thomas fans are invited to Gembrook's picturesque...
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The NG/G16 Countdown Begins!

With a projected completion date of mid-2019, the race is on to...
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NG/G News For Febuary

Over the past few months, we have been progressing a lot of...
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Rising From The Mud

The more eagle-eyed reader of Puffing Billy's in-house magazine, 'Narrow Gauge', might...
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It’s All backwards, What’s With That?

The discovery of a broken side control spring on G42's hind engine...
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Carriage Project Part I – Calculations & Concepts

I think it’s safe to say we can skip the why’s and...