Circumnavigating Australia — Puffing Billy to Belgrave Railway Station


Puffing Billy Locomotive 8A

As I mentioned on Monday, we took an abbreviated trip on Puffing Billy. Our point of origin was Menzies Creek Railway Station, and our destination was the main railway station at Belgrave. So, whereas on Monday’s article I showed you the full five-station route, today I’ll present to you the truncated route we took from Menzies Creek to Belgrave:

Route Segment Map — Menzies Creek to Belgrave Railway Station

In case you’re wondering what we saw along the way, here are some examples:

Puffing Billy landscapes

Railroad crossing near Selby

Puffing Billy landscapes

Locomotive 8A and a train of NBH carriages traveling through a stand of gum trees

Puffing Billy landscapes

Of course, my favorite view this trip was our train crossing the Monbulk Creek trestle bridge:

Crossing Monbulk Creek trestle bridge

And, finally, as we prepare to roll into Belgrave Railway Station, we are greeted by the appropriate signage:

Reaching Belgrave Railway Station

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2 responses to “Circumnavigating Australia — Puffing Billy to Belgrave Railway Station

  1. The Dandenong Ranges are really beautiful indeed. You really capture the verdant greens well in these photographs, Doug.