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Locomotive Head Board - 50th Anniversary Last Train to Beech Forest

From the Collection of Puffing Billy Railway School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

Description
Wooden - Locomotive Head Board - 50th Anniversary Last Train to Beech Forest
Size
Length Overall: 3' 6 1/2" ( 1080 mm ) Height: 2' " ( 610 mm)
Object Registration
000134
Keywords
puffing billy, head board, last train to beech forest
Historical information
Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of the Last Train to Beech Forest
50th Anniversary Last Train to Beech Forest 30 - 6 1962
G42 ran from Belgrave to Gembrook to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the Beech Forest Railway. Puffing Billy Railway, Victoria, 30th June, 2012.
The Beech Forest line was opened in 1902 and later extended to Crowes. The line was closed in sections with the last section being between Colac and Beech Forest. The last train was hauled by locomotive G 42, which also hauled the re-enactment train in 2012.
Made By
Puffing Billy Railway (Maker)
Significance
Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of the Last Train to Beech Forest
50th Anniversary Last Train to Beech Forest 30 - 6 1962
G 42 ran from Belgrave to Gembrook to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the Beech Forest Railway. Puffing Billy Railway, Victoria, 30th June, 2012.
Inscriptions & Markings
Puffing Billy Railway
30- 6 - 2012
50th Anniversary
Last Train to Beech Forest
Last updated
20 Nov 2019 at 2:40PM