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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Other Narrow Gauge => Topic started by: Wayne Laepple on January 23, 2015, 03:26:20 PM

Title: Puffing Billy pics
Post by: Wayne Laepple on January 23, 2015, 03:26:20 PM
Here's a link to a lovely set of photos of the Puffing Billy Railway in Victoria, Australia. The locomotives are home-built copies of a Baldwin design. In addition to the NA class 2-6-2T's, "Puff" also has G42, a 2-6-0+2-6-0 Beyer Garratt, and they are overhauling a South African Railways NGG-16 2-6-2+2-6-2, with a second waiting in the wings.

Title: Re: Puffing Billy pics
Post by: Steve Smith on January 24, 2015, 05:29:18 AM
Thanks, Wayne, great set of photos!

In the cab shot, can anyone tell me what those two round, brown-colored items looking like shallow wooden bowls might be?
Title: Re: Puffing Billy pics
Post by: John Stone on January 24, 2015, 01:46:00 PM
Resting place for Foster's cans.
Title: Re: Puffing Billy pics
Post by: Linc Reed-Nickerson on March 23, 2015, 10:30:06 PM
The Newport built baby Baldwins here are very close kin to Maine two foot locomotives, you will find many parts built from the same prints.  Clarification, those holders above the water glass are for your tea, and real Aussies don't drink Fosters!

Puffing Billy has from 3 to 6 trains running everyday except Christmas, and is in every way a real railway, not a tourist operation.  They have both volunteer and paid staff.

Puffing Billy and WW&F have one thing in common, they rebuild their locomotives and rolling stock not just fix the boiler, paint it and call it done, like so many tourist operators.  Both railways can be very proud of their maintenance standards.  Well done!