Puffing Billy Steam Train in Australia

Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century old steam train is still running on its original 24 kilometer mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges. The Puffing Billy Steam Train was originally used as a transit route between the city and freight. Opened in 1900, the old-fashioned short-distance train has now been adapted. In the wild. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the trails along the railroad tracks. You can ride the train relaxing legs. Enjoy the scenery along the way, full of valleys and high jungles.

An Ancient Puffing Billy Steam Train station was originally used as a route between intercity and freight opened in 1900. It is a short-distance old railway that has now been modified used to travel around the forest when you take an ancient steam train around. You will see the beautiful scenery along the hill along the train’s running path and you can also sit, relax and enjoy the view along the way that is full of valleys and forests that are still perfect. So Puffing Billy is Australia’s favorite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century old steam train is still running on its original 24 kilometer mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges.

History

The Puffing Billy Railway was one of four low-cost 2’6″ (762mm) gauge lines constructed in Victoria in the early 1900s to open up remote areas. The present line between Belgrave and Gembrook. It is the major part of the line which opened on 18 December 1900. The 18.2 mile (29km) Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook narrow gauge line was always a scenic attraction to the people of Melbourne, who began travelling on excursion trains for day trips and weekend holidays in the hills during the railway’s earliest years.

In 1953, a landslide blocked the track and, because of operating losses, the line was officially closed in 1954. The present-day success of Puffing Billy has evolved from the humble beginnings of its rescue by determined members of the Puffing Billy Preservation Society, which was formed due to the public interest. Volunteers with the blessings of the Victorian State Government and the assistance of the Citizens’ Military Forces, by-passed the landslide and reopened the line from Belgrave to Menzies Creek in 1962, Emerald in 1965, Lakeside in 1975 and finally to Gembrook in October 1998.

Address: Puffing Billy Railway 1 Old Monbulk Road P.O. Box 451 Belgrave, VIC 3160 or visit website at https://puffingbilly.com.au

Travel with the historic Puffing Billy Steam train can be travel from Belgrave to your desired destination. Whether Lakeside Station or Gembrook Station.

How to get there:

Catch the Belgrave line from Melbourne CBD to Belgrave Station, approximately a 70-minute journey. Follow the blue line painted on the platform, a short 2-minute walk to Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station.