Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot in January 2011.

View from a forward carriage of the Puffing Billy train, packed with day trippers, crossing the Trestle Bridge in Sherbrooke Forest, soon after leaving Belgrave, Victoria.

Sherbrooke Forest
The southern reaches of the forest extend to the Puffing Billy track on the left of the train and to the area beside the Trestle Bridge. The forest has many magnificent examples of the native ‘Mountain Ash’ trees, a form of eucalypt and the tallest flowering plant in the world.

Trestle Bridge
This famous timber bridge of 15 spans, now classified by the National Trust of Victoria, carries the Railway over Monbulk Creek and the main Gembrook Road. It is 91.4m (300 feet) long, 12.8m (42 feet) high. The car park below is a popular place for viewing and photographing the train.


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  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    great composition

  • Thanks for the compliment Dave.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 3 years ago

    Great shot Tony. Not a lot of Health and Safety rules here. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted. More concern for the preservation of the vintage carriages. The signs say “No standing on window ledges or doors” – say nothing about sitting on them. The conductor just asks kids to take their shoes off so as not to scratch the paintwork.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Tony.

  • Thanks for the fave and comment Wazza. Cheers Mate.

    – TonyCrehan

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Gosh! could not imagine our Kids able to enjoy themselves like this,there would be an outcry, I love to see it and a great shot too!

  • Thank Pauline. I don’t think our Work Safety department would look too kindly on it either but there are signs everywhere disclaiming responsibility and behind every little kid there is a clutching parent or grandparent.

    – TonyCrehan

  • SUBI
    SUBIover 3 years ago

    lovely photo Tony, well done :)

  • Thanks for the great comment.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey

    – TonyCrehan

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you Sarnia.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 3 years ago

    Well shot Garth. Gorgeous colours and drops.

    Thank you for submitting your image to the Tasmanian Photographers Group

  • You’re welcome Bruce.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 3 years ago

    sorry Tony…had an internet malfunction

    You’re shot is one I was trying to get a couple of days ago, on a different train but didn’t manage to pull it off as well as you have. Cool shot

    Thank you for submitting your image to the Tasmanian Photographers Group

  • No problem Shane but I couldn’t resist responding.
    Thanks for your comment. These are tough ones unless you are lucky enough to be at one end of the train or the other and there is a big enough bend in the track. I must get back there and take the shot from the roadside one day. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    Cool capture!!

  • Thanks Kim. I just held my camera out, not my feet! I am a coward at heart.

    – TonyCrehan

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