As a lot of people already know, Thias and I moved to Melbourne in October 2018. When found out that there is and old steam train running in the Melbourne Dandenong Ranges, which is a rainforest located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, we instantly knew we want to do this trip at some point. Here you can find the video of our journey:
The railway was originally one of five narrow gauge lines of the Victorian Railways opened around the beginning of the 20th century. It runs through the southern foothills of the Dandenong Ranges to Gembrook. Being close to the city of Melbourne and with a post-preservation history spanning over 50 years, the line is one of the most popular steam heritage railways in the world, and attracts tourists from all over Australia and overseas.
Get your puffing billy tickets on the official website or a guided trip via WTC. Be smart and make sure that you buy them in advance, so you don’t have to line up and to get the departure time of your choice.