Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Puffing Billy Railway Menzies Creek, Victoria

The Puffing Billy Railway Collection focuses on narrow gauge railway history and associated industry equipment / artifacts primarily from Victoria but extending to the greater Australasia region collected by the PBPS and ETRB

Links

Contact Information

location
1 Old Monbulk Road Belgrave Victoria 3160 (map)
phone
+61 61 3 9757 0700

Contact

Opening Hours

By appointment

Location

School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

View on Google Maps

Narrow gauge railway history and associated industry equipment / artifacts primarily from Victoria but extending to the greater Australasia region.

344 items with images

Leather belt splicer

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Leather belt splicer - Leather splicer made of Timber base with a steel wedge and leather lead in

Historical information

Leather Splitter Used for splicing leather drive belts

Significance

Historic - Leather working Equipment - Leather Splitter

Locomotive Head Board - Santa Christmas Special Train

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Locomotive Head Board - Santa - Christmas Special Train Circular Wooden sheet with vinyl stickers

Historical information

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of Santa Christmas Special Trains

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of Santa Christmas Special Trains

Blacksmith's Bellow

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Blacksmith's bellow. made from wood and leather and wrought iron fittings

Historical information

Blacksmith's Bellow Used by the Blacksmith to blow more air into his fire which further heats the flame to provide a temperature hot enough to heat the steel that he is working on

Significance

Historic - Industrial - Blacksmithing equipment

Sign - Railway Warning Notice

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Sign - Railway Warning Notice wooden Notice Sign with white background and black lettering

Historical information

Historic - Victorian Railways - Warning Notice Sign Before turning vehicles from Mainline to Yard.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Warning Notice Sign

Inscriptions & Markings

Before turning vehicles from Mainline to Yard. ??????? ( rest is very hard to read )

grinding wheel - Blacksmith

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Blacksmith grinding wheel - stone is original but stand has been made by Puffing Billy Museum volunteers Wheel made of stone and wrought iron

Historical information

Blacksmith grinding wheel - stone is original but stand has been made by Puffing Billy Museum volunteers stand scrapped - damaged - Feb 2018

Significance

Historic -Industrial Tool - Grinding wheel

Steam Locomotive - Orenstein & Koppel 0-6-0 Well Tank 2'6" Gauge

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Steam Locomotive - Steel (Painted)

Historical information

Sub Nigel Gold Mines No. 3 Wheels: 0-6-0 WT Builder: Orenstein & Koppel Build Date: June 1931 Construction No.: 12331 Empty Weight: 10 tons 7 cwt Weight in working order: 12 I/2 tons Driver Diameter: Unknown Tractive Effort: Unknown Boiler Pressure: 185 lbs Cylinders: Unknown Fuel: Coal Gauge: 2 ft 6 in (760mm) Builders Number 12331 Used to haul gold bearing ore from mine to reduction works at the Sub Nigel Mine at Dunnattar, Transvaal, South Africa. It was the first locomotive fitted by roller bearings by SKF and featured in the SKF catalogue at the time. This interesting 0-6-0WT locomotive was built by Orenstein & Koppel in 1931 as their builder's number 12331, becoming No.3 in the locomotive fleet at the Sub Nigel Gold Mines Ltd, South Africa. No.3 was obtained by the Puffing Billy Preservation Society and imported to Australia in the early 1970s. It arrived at the museum on 30th Jan 1973. It has since been displayed at the Puffing Billy Museum, Menzies Creek. Details from http://www.australiansteam.com/ok12331.htm Donated by Gold Fields Property Co. Ltd South Africa in 1973.

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow Gauge railway - Steam Locomotive with SKF Roller bearings - used at the Sub Nigel Mine at Dunnattar, Transvaal, South Africa.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Sub Nigel Ltd / 12331

Large Gangers - Trolly Turntable

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Large Gangers Trolly Turntable made of wood with wrought iron fittings

Historical information

Large Gangers Trolly Turntable Many trollys were too heavy to physically lift off the track, so a turntable was needed. A railway gangers trolly was required to be "off tracked" at its working location, so that it would be clear for trains to operate. A special track at right angles to the running line was usually provided. When all the work was completed and after all the trains had cleared, the trolly was then "on tracked" so that it could proceed to its next location. These turntables were also in use at the Works Depot location. They were provided at designated locations, and in some cases the trolly carried a turntable on board. To allow for more than one trolly to be taken off the line, a longer version was available for use. The turntable would be placed on the rails and the trolly driven onto it. The turntable would then be rotated 90 degrees by human power and the trolly pushed off on to a prepared set of rails on the side of the line. The turntable would then be removed from the track allowing trains to run through that section. The gang could then get on with the work required near that location.

Significance

Historic - Railway Permanent Way and Works - track equipment - Ganger's Trolley Turntable

19 NQ - Pulpwood Truck

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

19 NQ - Pulpwood wagon - Pulpwood Truck made of Steel and metal

Historical information

19 NQ - Pulpwood Truck Untrafficable NQ Pulpwood wagon. In the 1950s, NQR 19 was modified by the removal of its sides and ends and the installation of intermediate upright staunchions to carry pulp-wood on the Beech Forest line. This modification was permanent and the vehicle became 19 NQ. 19 NQ - Service History 26/11/1898 NWS Built new NQ 19 was modified by having upright frames added to allow it to carry pulp-wood. Vehicle Length 25 feet 2 inches ( 7671 mm) Coupled Length 27 feet 4 inches (8330 mm) Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm) Weight 5 tons Capacity 11 tons In use 14 To be restored 6 *NQR 19.VA - 26/11/1898 NWS Built new - / /1926 - To NQ 19.VA - NQ 19.VA - /10/1958 NWS Modified To Pulpwood Carrier Only vehicle modified to this configuration Purchased by Puffing Billy Preservation Society. Sec 65/2711. RS 65/6012. "An NM (13) and pulpwood wagon .... for displayat Museum.....scrap value to be charged direct to the PBPS."

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Rolling Stock - Pulpwood wagon - Pulpwood Truck

Inscriptions & Markings

19 NQ

Peckett - 1711 Peckett Steam Locomotive

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Steam Locomotive made of steel, wrought iron

Historical information

Steam Locomotive - 1711 Peckett “Sir John Grice” Date built - 1926 Locomotive type ; Cranmore Original owner - Metropolitan Gas Coy., West Melbourne Original gauge - 762mm Withdrawn - 1941 Next owner - Whistle Stop Amusement Park, Frankston Built in 1926 for the West Melbourne site of the Metropolitan Gas Company, and issued to traffic the same year this saddle tank locomotive was named “Sir John Grice” in 1928. It was withdrawn from traffic in 1941 and stored until sold privately in 1962. In 1965 it was sold again and went to the Whistle Stop Amusement Park in Frankston and again stored until bought at auction by the Puffing Billy Preservation Society in 1974 and put on static display in the Steam Museum. Restoration started in 1978 and it was returned to service in 1981 painted light green with yellow lining. It is temporarily renamed “Thomas the Tank Engine” with a fibreglass “Thomas” body cover each time it appears in the “Thomas the Tank Engine” shows at Gembrook station.

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway - Steam Locomotive used at the Metropolitan Gas Coy., West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

Peckett

S. Marshall & Sons Reed Organ

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Old fashioned wooden Reed Organ with big rectangular foot pedals, twistable knobs running along above the keys and blinds that you can lift up.

Historical information

“The ‘Connoisseur’ Organ” made by Smith American Organ Co. (Boston, Mass.) sold and distributed in Australia by S. Marshall & Sons. Adelaide Details about the Maker - Smith American The Smith American Company was originally established by S.D. Smith and H.W. Smith as early as 1852. First known as the Smith American Organ Company, the firm was located in Boston and built high end parlor organs and melodeons. In the early 1880s the firm began building pianos and the name of the firm was changed to "The Smith American Organ & Piano Company". In 1889, the firm acquired The Regal Piano Company from the New England Piano Company, and the firm was known as "The Smith American Piano Company" by the 1890s. The Smith American Piano Company built and controlled the Regal Piano Company line until 1903. Many of the instruments by Smith American were also labeled as 'The Palace Of Music'. It appears that the Smith American firm went out of business in the first part of the 20th Century. Web ref : http://antiquepianoshop.com/online-museum/smith-american/

Significance

Historic - Reed Organ

Inscriptions & Markings

S. Marshall & Sons. Adelaide

20 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

20 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car Steel Iron and timber

Historical information

20NBH - Excursion Car Puffing Billy Service History or Notes Between 1979 and 1988 the Puffing Billy railway built six more NBHs, numbered 18-23. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 20NBH entered traffic on 19/12/1997 Currently these six steel framed NBHs (numbers 18-23) are being modified to provide double doors and space for wheel chairs at one end. The photo on the right shows the exterior of one such NBH. These have a seating capacity of 24 passengers.

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car

Inscriptions & Markings

20NBH

Handilift Stacker & Loader - Munro Engineers Pty Ltd

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Munro Engineers Pty Ltd, Handilift Stacker & Loader made of steel and wood and wrought iron

Historical information

Munro Engineers Pty Ltd, Handilift Stacker & Loader' The Land on which the Menzies Creek railway station and Museum are built on was once apart of James Hermon's & his son William Hermon's property on which this Munro Handilift Stacker & Loader was used.

Significance

Historic -Industrial Tool - Handilift Stacker & Loader - used on Jame's Hermon's property on which the Menzies Creek Railway is built on

Inscriptions & Markings

Munro Engineers Pty ( symbol map of Australia ) Ltd, Ballarat Vic. On side - No. 3147 On wheel - no, 2052

Bottle and Jars found at the Museum in the ground

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Bottle and Jars found at the Museum in the ground

Historical information

Bottle and Jars found at the Museum in the ground Bottle with Pecks RD NO 30273 embossed on base - Peck's Fish Paste, circa: early to mid 20th century

Significance

Historic - Bottle and Jars found at the Museum in the ground

Inscriptions & Markings

Bottle and Jars found at the Museum in the ground Bottle with Pecks RD NO 30273 embossed on base - Peck's Fish Paste, circa: early to mid 20th century

Ganger's - Trolly Turntable

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Ganger's Trolly Turntable made of wood with wrought iron fittings

Historical information

Ganger's Trolly Turntable When a railway gangers trolly was working between railway stations, occasionally it was required for the line to be clear for trains to operate. Many trollys were too heavy to physically lift off the track, so a turntable was needed. These were provided at designated locations, and in some cases the trolly had a turntable on board. The turntable would be placed on the rails and the trolley driven onto it. The turntable would then be rotated 90 degrees by human power and the trolley pushed off on to a prepared set of rails on the side of the line. The turntable would then be removed from the track allowing trains to run through that section. The gang could then get on with the work required near that location.

Significance

Historic - Railway Permanent Way and Works - track equipment - Ganger's Trolly Turntable

Locomotive Head Board - 50th Anniversary of the reopening to Menzies Creek from Belgrave July 28th 1962 - 2012

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Locomotive Head Board - 50th Anniversary of the reopening to Menzies Creek from Belgrave July 28th 1962 - 2012 Tin sign with blue and burgundy vinyl.

Historical information

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board - used in the Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the re-opening of Puffing Billy between Belgrave & Menzies Creek held on Saturday 28th July 2012

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board - used in the Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the re-opening of Puffing Billy between Belgrave & Menzies Creek held on Saturday 28th July 2012

Inscriptions & Markings

50th Anniversary of reopening July 28th 1962 - 2012 Belgrave - Menzies Creek

51 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car for wheelchairs

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

51 NBH - Excursion Car for wheelchairs - specially built for Wheelchair access allowing it to carry 24 passengers or 20 passengers and 3 wheelchairs, or 16 passengers & 6 wheelchairs made of wrought iron and timber

Historical information

51 NBH - Excursion Car for wheelchairs - specially built for Wheelchair access allowing it to carry 24 passengers or 20 passengers and 3 wheelchairs, or 16 passengers & 6 wheelchairs Puffing Billy Service History or Notes Coupled Length 31 feet 4 inches (9550 mm) Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm) Height 9 feet 2 inches (2794 mm) Weight 8 tons Capacity 24 passengers, or 20 passengers and 3 wheelchairs, or 16 passengers and 6 wheelchairs Number Built 2 In use 2 In 1981 the first of two extended NBHs with provision for wheelchair passengers (double door access and fold-up seats) was built, the second following in 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series because of their length made them different from the other NBHs. May 2016 - In for repairs to the roof

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car specially built for Wheelchairs access

Inscriptions & Markings

51NBH

Puffing Billy Memorial Wine Glass - Return to Gembrook 1900 - 1998

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Puffing Billy Memorial Wine Glass - Return to Gembrook 1900 - 1998 Made of Glass with gold edged rim Has Black Logo design and writing

Historical information

Puffing Billy Memorial Wine Glass - Return to Gembrook 1900 - 1998

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway - Commemorative Wine glass

Inscriptions & Markings

Puffing Billy Return to Gembrook 1900 - 1998

8 NUU - Louvered Van

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Wooden Louvered Van on under frame of 110 NQR - Made of Timber on a Wrought iron frame - current condition Untrafficable

Historical information

Van 8 NUU - Louvered Van Louvred Truck (11) (on u/frame of 110 NQR) Untrafficable NUU LOUVRED TRUCK. Seven louvre vans for carrying general goods were built during 1899-1901, with another one in 1906 and a further six in 1911, a total of 14 louvre vans numbered 1-14. The term Louvred Truck describes the sides which consist of fixed louvres for ventilation. The aim was to keep the goods inside cool. VR Service History : *NUU 8.VA - 20/ 7/1906 NWS Built new - / /1926 - To NU 8.VA - NU 8.VA - / 9/1928 - Modified AC Malco 21/12/1953 - Sold (to) Coulston & Hyder RS54/338

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Rolling Stock - Louvred Van

Inscriptions & Markings

8NUU

D21 - Diesel Mechanical locomotive

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

D21 - Diesel Mechanical locomotive made of steel

Historical information

D21 - Diesel Mechanical locomotive Date built - 1968 Original owner - TGR Original gauge - 1067mm Withdrawn - 1983 Built to 3'6" gauge in 1968 by the Tasmanian Government Railways and numbered V12, ownership of this Diesel Mechanical locomotive was transferred to Australian National Railways (Tas.) in 1978. It was withdrawn and sold to the E.T.R.B. in 1983 1968 - D21 ex-Tasmanian Government Railways (TGR) V class No.12, built by the TGR Launceston Workshops in 1968 to a design of Vulcan-Drewry (England). Tasmanian Government Railways V class The V class were the first diesel locomotives operated by the Tasmanian Government Railways (TGR) with four delivered by the Vulcan Foundry in 1948 to a design by the Drewry Car Co. They were a narrow gauge version of the British Rail Class 04. In 1951 a fellow two were delivered followed by another two in 1955. Between 1959 and 1968 the TGR built a further four at its Launceston Workshops. Two identical locomotives were purchased by the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company in 1953. When it closed in 1963, 2405 was sold to the Emu Bay Railway as number 22, while 2406 went to the TGR as V13. All the TGR units were withdrawn between 1983 and 1987 while the Emu Bay unit remained in service until 2000. Ten have been preserved: V1 by the Bellarine Peninsula Railway, Victoria V2 by the Don River Railway V4 by the Hotham Valley Railway, Western Australia V5 by the Hotham Valley Railway, Western Australia V7 by the Derwent Valley Railway V8 by the Bellarine Peninsula Railway, Victoria V9 by the West Coast Wilderness Railway V12 by the Puffing Billy Railway, Victoria (regauged to 760 mm gauge and numbered D21) V13 by the Zig Zag Railway, New South Wales, sold to the West Coast Wilderness Railway, renumbered D2 22 by the West Coast Wilderness Railway, renumbered D1 Tasmanian Government Railways V class Manufacturer Vulcan Foundry Tasmanian Government Railways Entered service 1948 Number built 14 Number preserved 10 Fleet numbers TGR: V1-V13 Emu Bay: 22 Power: 152kW (204hp) or 114kW (153hp) Motor: Gardner 8L3 (V) or Gardner 6L3 (VA) Wheel Arrangement: - C - Weight: 25.6t Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 170t Length over headstocks: 6.8m (22ft 6in) Introduced: 1948 Built By: Vulcan Foundry, England; TGR Workshops, Launceston; Using parts supplied by Drewry Car Co (UK) Number Preserved: 10 Number In Service: 0 Total Number Built: 14

Significance

Historic - Tasmanian Government Railways - Diesel Mechanical locomotive - V12 / Puffing Billy Railway Diesel Mechanical locomotive D21

Inscriptions & Markings

D21

Rail Saw - Hand Operated

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Hand Operated Rail Saw made of cast metal

Historical information

Hand Operated Rail Saw Out on the track in the old days, it was sometimes required to cut a piece of railway track. Before the use of generators and oxy cutting, the only way to do this was with a hand saw. This is the machine operated by two people, that would cut a piece of rail in half. And when the rail was cut, it was usually required to join it to another rail which required putting in 4 to 6 holes in the rail with a Hand Operated drill.

Significance

Historic - Railways Permanent Way and Works - track equipment - Hand Operated Rail Saw

NVW 1 - Motorised Trolly

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

NVW 1 - Track Patrol vehicle made of metal & steel with canvas vinyl blinds

Historical information

NVW 1 - Track Patrol vehicle Rebuilt by Puffing Billy Volunteers given Number NVW 1 as it was built with a (VW) Volks wagon engine Was originally a trolley on the Australian Portland Cement Ltd at Fyansford Victoria Obtained by the Puffing Billy Preservation Society around 1968. Originally 3'6" ( 1067mm) before being rebuilt.

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Track patrol - Rail Vehicle - NVW 1

Inscriptions & Markings

NVW 1

Two 20th Great Train Race Medals - unissued - 29 April 2001 - 100 years

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Two 20th Great Race Medals - unissued - 29 April 2001 - 100 years Made of Metal with raised design and lettering on Green ribbion

Historical information

Two 20th Great Race Medals - unissued - 29 April 2001 - 100 years 18 December 1900 - 18 December 2000 100 Years 29 April 2001 Proudly sponsored by Connex 20th Great Train Race

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway - Great Race Medals 2001

Inscriptions & Markings

Puffing Billy 18 December 1900 - 18 December 2000 100 Years 29 April 2001 Proudly sponsored by Connex 20th Great Train Race

Four Wheel Brick Skip

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

two Wooden skips with steel wheels

Historical information

Typical of many small four wheel skips constructed to transport raw bricks from the moulding press to the kilns for firing.

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow gauge railway - Fritsch, Holzer & Company Brick works, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

"JF 12" & "SB 34"

Station Sign - Railway General By-Laws Poster

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Station Sign - Railway By-Laws Poster wooden rectangle Station notice board with Railway By-Laws Poster

Historical information

Station Sign - Railway General By-Laws Poster Since the very early days, Railways have had to have rules for those who travel and those who work on the trains. Some of the rules may refer to social practices of the time, the comfort of passengers or to the safety required in the Railway environment. The Victorian Railways referred to these rules as By-Laws. Not only were there rules, but there may be a fixed penalty (fines) for those who may break them. Being a government body the Victorian Railways had the rules and appropriate action authorised. This poster was issued in 1968 and was one of many that were displayed at most Victorian railway stations.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - notice board with General By-Laws Poster

Inscriptions & Markings

General By-Laws

NKS Type Trolly - Victorian Railways 2'6" gauge trolly - NKS 8

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Motorised small rectangular trolly made of wood and wrought iron Engine Type: 1 Cyl. reversible Fuel: 2 stroke Transmission: Belt drive

Historical information

NKS Type Gangers Trolly - Victorian Railways 2'6" gauge trolly - a KS series Section Car oftern called the Kasey Jones The narrow gauge version of the broad gauge KS series cars. They were classed NKS with two stroke motors. These cars were built by the Spotswood Workshops, with castings coming from the Newport Workshops. KS is lighter car capable of carrying 4 men or sevenhundredweight

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Track Patrol Vehicle used by Puffing Billy Preservation Society

Inscriptions & Markings

NKS 8

N Model Fordson Tractor

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Steel Tractor - Orange with black wheels.

Historical information

Fordson Henry Ford set up the company Ford and Son in 1917, it later became known as Fordson. Henry had previously tried to interest the directors of the Ford Motor Co in producing agricultural machinery, but when this met with no success he set up the new company to market the tractor he had created. Fordson: Model N 1929-32 Produced at Cork 1932-1945 Produced at Dagenham The Fordson Model N replaced the Fordson Model F. Production of the Model N started in Cork in 1929. Production of the Fordson Model N was transferred from Cork to Dagenham in 1932. The Model N featured a 27 HP engine, standard rear fenders (mudguards), a higher voltage ignition system, and optional pneumatic tires. In 1935 power take-off (PTO) was available as an option on the Model N.

Significance

Historic - Farm Machinery - Tractor

Inscriptions & Markings

Fordson

Industrial Forge

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Large Industrial Forge made of cast metal and wrought iron

Historical information

Industrial Forge from unknown location may have possibly been used by Railways

Significance

Historic - Industrial Forge

Inscriptions & Markings

No markings or inscriptions

Day's Petrol Rail Tractor - Petrol Rail Tractor Gauge 2'0"

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Petrol Rail Tractor made of Iron , wrought iron, steel

Historical information

Rail tractors were popular with Victorian sawmillers. They were generally cheaper than a steam locomotive, required no special qualifications to drive, and used proven power plants for which spares were available locally. The tractor was constructed by Day’s Engineering of South Melbourne which, although better known for its pumping equipment, built more than fifty rail tractors for Victorian sawmillers and other industrial tramway users. W. Day & Sons is believed to have constructed its first light railway locomotive in 1926. From then until the mid 1940s, the firm appears to have built at least fifty locomotives at its premises in South Melbourne, of which roughly half were four-wheel locomotives and roughly half were six-wheel locomotives like the restored Day’s rail tractor formerly operated by Ruoak Timbers. Of the four-wheel locomotives, ten were 2-ft (610mm) gauge locomotives similar to this one. Today, only two survive, a complete example at the Puffing Billy Railway Museum at Menzies Creek, and one at Alexandra Timber Tramway Museum This 2-ft gauge 4wPM locomotive is believed to have been one of two Day's Petrol Rail tractors formerly used by Cheetham Salt, possibly at the Moolap works near Geelong. Service History :owned by Cheetham Salt, Moolap ( dates unknown ) Geelong Steam Preservation Society , Belmont 1973 ? Puffing Billy Steam Museum , Menzies Creek

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow gauge Railway - Rail Tractor used by Cheetham Salt Company works at Laverton, Moolap and Geelong, Victoria , Australia

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

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Wooden - Locomotive Head Board - 50th Anniversary 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.

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

21 NBHC - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car for wheelchairs and Guard's Van

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

21 NBHC Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car - specially modified for Wheelchair access allowing it to carry wheelchairs and to have a Guard's Van compartment. made of wrought iron and timber

Historical information

21 NBHC built as 21 NBH. It was converted by the addition of a Guard's Van compartment and modified for Wheelchairs access by Puffing Billy Railway and re classed & numbered 21NBHC Puffing Billy Service History or Notes Between 1997 and 1998 the Puffing Billy railway built six more NBHs, numbered 18-23. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 21NBH entered traffic in 1998. The photo on the right shows the exterior of one such NBH. These have a seating capacity of 24 passengers. April 2016 - In for a lift, roller bearings replaced with standard bearings

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car 21 NBH which has been converted by the addition of a Guard's Van compartment and modified for Wheelchairs access by Puffing Billy Railway and re classed & numbered 21NBHC

Inscriptions & Markings

21NBHC