Here's a programme about the wonderful steam, narrow gauge railway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This DVD takes you on a journey along the line with plenty of lineside views of the powerful little locos working hard pulling their vintage carriages.
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 day 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 are 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 loco shed, 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 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!
Running time - approx 60 minutes.
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