Historical information

an original Great Train Race publicity sign - from inaugural first great train race held on 16 May 1982 ran by the Puffing Billy Preservation society to raise funds for the restoration of G42 Garratt Locomotive

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway - PBRS fPublicity event sign

Physical description

Great Train Race Sign - Black printed ink Paper sign glued on to Masonite wood

Inscriptions & markings

The Great Train Race - 16 May 1982 - 13.5km Belgrave to Emerald Lake a fun run with a difference - "Race Puffing Billy " can you beat Victorias famous 76 year old train ? are you fit enough? Start 9 am at Belgrave Railway Station and enjoy a Sunday morning jog thru the scenic Dandenongs - join your family & friends at beautiful emerald lake finish - enjoy BBQ facilities & other family attractions Prizes outright winner ( not Puffing Billy ) will receive two return tickets to USA on Pan Am Team Prize the four runners with the fastest aggregate team time will each win a return air ticket to Sydney on TAA to compete in the 1982 "the Sun City to surf" Random draws of entrants will be made at 11Am for the many other valuable;e prizes - all proceeds to aid the restoration of Puffing Billy's big brother G42 PAN AM TAA Trans Australia Airlines