Puffing Billy

Australia's Finest!

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Puffing Billy - Australia's Finest DVD In November 2009 the RVR team was in Australia visiting Puffing Billy and they asked us to make a video for them. This was a pleasure, as it is among the best heritage railways in the world, and is certainly the most friendly we've ever visited.

So here is the result with a programme about this wonderful, steam, 2ft 6ins gauge railway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - the Puffing Billy. Rescued from the scrapper in the 1950s, with the dedication of volunteers, and staff, and earning widespread public support, the line was restored in its entirety by 1998. This exciting steam railway through the Dandenong Hills is now big business, with 250 thousand visitors per year and 47 paid staff. It runs 364 days per year, and the vintage locomotives and carriages offer education, entertainment and enjoyment to all.

This video takes you behind the scenes on Puffing Billy, to have a look at things that you may otherwise never see. Whether you're on a visit, thinking about one, or just like the trains, here is an hour-long programme packed full of interesting stuff and with an informative commentary: Look into the locoshed, when the engines are steaming up for the day, have a peep inside the workshop that keeps everything running reliably, ride on the footplate, have a look at lunch on Steam and Cuisine, learn about the steep gradients and curving track in difficult terrain that made Puffing Billy what it is. Also thrill to the sound of little engines working hard. What a great little railway this is!

The hour-long programme full of steam action is offered in DVD and Blu-ray.

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