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Puffing Billy railway cartoon

PUFFING BILLY RAILWAY

the "puffing billy" is a rather unusual feature of melbourne - - it is the famous narrow-gauge railway in north-eastern melbourne, called "puffing billy".

this railway line was built from 1897 onwards, and opened in 1900, to serve the local farming and timber community. the route changed a few times, this here is the current one, which is 14.3 miles = 23 km long..

Puffing Billy track

puffing billy stopped running in 1953 after a landslide blocked the line between selby and menzies creek. after serious efforts it re-opened in 1962.

nowadays puffing billy is a highly popular tourist attraction, and every day several trains are running.

Puffing Billy train

Puffing Billy train

the track goes mostly through forest, and includes several very striking wooden bridges.

Puffing Billy train

Puffing Billy train

for puffing billy 5 steam locomotives are maintainted, looking all very impressive. they request professional handling. two diesel loc's are also available.

Puffing billy Puffing billy

Puffing billy Puffing billy

the train stations are quite cute - and so are the historic uniforms of the puffing billy staff!

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy staff

Puffing Billy staff

to sum up - - yes, trips with puffing billy are fun!

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