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Book Online – Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy

Tour Gift Voucher – Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy This is an OPEN DATED Gift Voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase. If purchasing MULTIPLE Gift Vouchers (eg. one voucher for ‘mum and dad’ and another voucher for ‘best friend and partner’) please process these bookings as separate online transactions. When booking…

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Puffing Billy Book

Saving Puffing Billy is a fascinating story of public sentiment for the railway giving rise to the formation of the Puffing Billy Preservation Society in 1955 and the saga of rescuing the line from imminent scrapping; the restoration phase; the re-openings to Menzies Creek in 1962 and to Emerald in 1965 – all within the…

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Murder on the Puffing Billy Express

Enjoy an intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy’s evening dining train.

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About Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy is Australia’s premier preserved steam railway and operates every day except Christmas Day! The journey aboard Puffing Billy takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, located only one hour east of Melbourne. With lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in…

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Another New Boiler For Puffing Billy!

Puffing Billy recently took delivery of a brand new boiler for the Decauville supplied pannier-tank  number 986, ‘Carbon’. Designed in-house by the Puffing Billy engineering team, the boiler will replace the original from the 1889 built locomotive, which was originally supplied to the West Melbourne Gas Works. Once it had been sandblasted and painted, the…

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Start at Lakeside

Start at Lakeside and escape the crowds to enjoy a family outing on this lesser-known part of Puffing Billy.

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Start at Belgrave

Passengers starting their journey at Belgrave Station will experience Puffing Billy’s most famous landmark – the iconic Monbulk Creek trestle bridge.

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Menzies Creek Museum

Train Ride, Museum and Morning Tea If you’re looking for a great day out with the grandkids or a new location for the next morning tea social, Puffing Billy Railway is the perfect place to head to. Whether it’s a fun activity full of imagination for the kids or a get-together with friends, new and…

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Restored NG/G16 Locomotive Back In Steam

What started as an innocent meal table discussion amongst fellow enthusiasts of the Puffing Billy Railway is now a dream realised, with the South African Class NG/G16 129 Garratt locomotive restored to its former glory and rolling from Belgrave station after 23 years of fundraising and restoration works. Built by Beyer Peacock & Co of…

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Testing An NG/G16!

For those that don’t subscribe to social media, you might have missed the multitude of excellent photos and videos over recent weeks, showing the Garratt undergoing testing by the railway’s Workshop team. Above, NG/G16 129 blasts off the horseshoe bridge on its way to Menzies Creek whilst below, a pause near Selby allows for a…

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