Narrow Gauge

A track level run from Belgrave to Gembrook with amazing music composed for this video by Bottleneck John - thanks Johan - you're a legend mate. The video was shot during a morning track patrol earlier this summer (not that you'd notice with the rain!). It is sped up considerably as the real trip takes a couple of hours at around 10mph.…

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861 Remembers the ANZACS

This morning driver John and fireman Barry ably manned locomotive 861 which provided a mournful whistle as part of the ANZAC Dawn Service and later the 11am Service held at Emerald RSL.…

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Coffee Pot Returns to Walhalla - Preview

As part of the centenary celebrations of the Walhalla Goldfields Railway (WGR) 7A (sometimes running as 9A) returned to Walhalla for the first time since the middle of last century.…

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Climax 1694 Rolls Again

Today is a day for the history books of The Puffing Billy Railway. After 12 years of volunteer and paid labour and around $700K investment Climax 1694 steams again and pulls her first test train. There were a few hiccups as there is with any new rebuild but they were soon sorted. She is the only active 2'6" gauge Climax in the world and only one of five operating Climax locomotives. Built in 1928 she's ready for a renewed and long life on the railway. It was an awesome privilege to chase the train in the non public areas of the railway. Well done to the Puffing Billy Preservation Society and the Emerald Tourist Railway Board for the foresight of funding the gap from that raised by volunteers.

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DVD Review - 7A at Walhalla Trainspotting

Walhalla Goldfields Railway have released a DVD through Rob Murphy Productions entitled "7A at Walhalla Trainspotting". The DVD was produced to commemerate Puffing Billy Railway's 7A visit to Walhalla in May 2010 and is described to appeal to the railfan.…

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