Here are some shots of the Puffing Billy Heritage Train reinacting a Mixed Freight that the Victroian Railway would have operated from Upper Fern Tree Gully to Gembrook in the 1920's. Of course these day we have to start from Belgrave formally Monbulk as the electric train now runs between Upper Ferntree Gully to Belgrave.
The photos were taken by one of our young members who is an excellant photographer and will in time be producing some excellant photographic books and video discs. Daniel Hancock spent several months photographingthe rebuilding of the line from Seymour 70 miles north of Melbourne to Albury just over the New South Wales/Victoria border. The line was builtas a Broad Gauge [5' 3"] line in the 1870's and caused quite a bit of trauma as people and freight had to transferred at Albury because New South Wales had Standard Gauge [4' 8 1/2"]. The line was handed over to ARTIC [Australian Rail Track Corporation] and was rebuilt as Standard Gauge.