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This century-old steam train “Puffing Billy” is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges of Victoria in Australia, and is a genuine relic of more leisurely days.
I snapped this one, just as Puffing Billy was pulling into the station at Lakeside.
Mum’s, Dad,s, Children, Grandparents, everyone was hanging ot of the windows.
This is a must do, for anyone visiting Melbourne….

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix FZ30….


Click here if you want to read about Puffing Billy.
Click HERE to go to the official website.


I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 6 years ago

    brilliant Larry! so full of action and character…I can almost smell that smoke!

  • I did smell the smoke. It was beautiful.
    Nothing like steam.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Boretti
    Borettiover 6 years ago

    WOW! another amazing photo :-)

  • Thanks Robert.
    And I love your catfish…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Neil
    Neilover 6 years ago

    I really like this one Larry.

  • Thanks buddy. I like it too.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • dc witmer
    dc witmerover 6 years ago

    I like the ‘get out of my way’ look, and the steam just makes this a great photo

  • Thanks Doug. Much appreciated.
    In actual fact, this train only goes at a very slow pace, as it has all the kids with there legs hanging out over the side.
    It’s a very big tourist attraction here in Victoria, and the children love it.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • lightsmith
    lightsmithover 6 years ago

    Nice. I like mist and a bit of help from the smoke is never a bad thing. Definately looks great.

  • Thanks Smithy.
    Always good to hear from you.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...over 5 years ago

    What a stunning photo. I love the old times atmosphere of the whole composition. Technically it is a super shot with your thirds brilliantly laid out and leading lines…. and so on. Well captured and congratulations on your challenge win. Well deserved.

  • Wow, this is a surprise…
    I never dreamed.
    It’s great to see.
    And thanks for the comments.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 5 years ago

    Congratuations on your challenge Win!

  • This is just brilliant.
    Not often I win something.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your fabulous win Larry, you got my vote, this is a great image!!!

  • Thanks so much Vickie.
    You my friend, are a star.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 5 years ago

    Well timed. Looks really nostalgic with the smoke and the peoples’ heads too. Congrats.

  • Thanks mate.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Roslyn Slater
    Roslyn Slaterabout 5 years ago

    This is smokin’. Wonderful tonal range.

  • It certainly turned out better than I thought it would.
    ( it was pouring rain )

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

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