The Puffing Billy Railway is a genuine living museum, part of the original Victorian Railways branch line which operated for fifty three years between Upper Ferntree Gully and Gembrook.
The quaint little train became in institution of the Dandenongs, and the closure of the line in 1954 caused a public outcry. The salvation and continuing operation of Australia’s best-loved steam train is one of the great Australian stories.
About the Author
Author/photographer Nick Anchen was born with railways in the blood. His father and great grandfather were both railwaymen, so many stories were passed down through the family.