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Wayne Laepple

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Puffing Billy way back when
« on: January 01, 2019, 02:47:29 PM »
Happy New Year, all! Here's a little video of the Puffing Billy Railway in Australia sometime before 1962. Notice all the kids "helping" around the engine and train. Bet they can't do that today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh_kLwyf3EA

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Re: Puffing Billy way back when
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 11:46:05 AM »
A very good video showing the pre-preservation phase. The subsequent preservation phase occupied, perhaps, 50 years but, now, the whole enterprise is pretty much commercial. It could be debated as to whether that path of evolution is inevitable but it would pay the WW&F to consider what pathway is desired for it. In my opinion, the WW&F culture is much better and the prospects are very good, indeed - hence my considerable interest from so far away.