This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges 40kms east of Melbourne.

Puffing Billy was built to serve at the turn of the century and is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s.

Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction and operates every day except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 900 dedicated volunteers.


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  • HennaGoddess
    HennaGoddessover 2 years ago

    So historic really lucky they have such awesome volunteers or this would just fade into history. Did you go for a train ride Melissa , there is one we plan to take our girls on here in WA but in only runs in the cooler months due to fire banes . Great capture these old guys would have a few sties to tell :)

  • These guys are amazing, we didn’t go on the train ride this time because the station master had a melt down lol so was werent in the mood but I went on it about 5 years ago as we took the kids to see ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’ and it was great. These two blokes would have many amazing stories, such wonderful men and a amazing history at puffing billy… :) thank you so much henna for stopping by xxxx

    – Melissa Dickson

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome info Melissa,well captured just a couple of guys doing what they love cheers.

  • Thanks Julie they were so cute I could see the excitement in there eyes as they watch the train board and leave the station, very proud and dedicated men. Thank you so much for stopping by xxxx

    – Melissa Dickson

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossover 2 years ago

    love this!

  • me too, thanks bev it was a great fun filled day with plenty of excitement lol

    – Melissa Dickson

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Karen for this feature, I really appreciate it x :))

    – Melissa Dickson

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 2 years ago

    Great capture! It really brings the past back to life!

  • Thank you so much xxxx

    – Melissa Dickson

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful image!!!

  • Thank you Ellen, sorry for the late reply :)

    – Melissa Dickson

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture of these fellas! Love their uniforms and the steam train in the background.

  • Thank you so much for you lovely comment :) x

    – Melissa Dickson

  • Nikolay Semyonov
    Nikolay Semyonovover 2 years ago

    fabulous moment and image!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Melissa Dickson

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 2 years ago

    This is a very touching image .. great capture XX

  • Thank you so much Sheila :))

    – Melissa Dickson

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

    This wonderful capture will be our March Avatar and you are our newest Featured Member!

  • WOW that’s incredible thank you so much…and thank you to the voters xxxx

    – Melissa Dickson

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