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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

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1 Old Monbulk Road Belgrave Victoria 3160 (map)
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School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

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

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Railway Track Tool

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Railway Track Tool made of forged iron

Historical information

Railway Track Tool Rail is heavy, sometimes as much as 120lbs per yard. To assist in being able to move rail, a special bar was developed. Using the handle as a lever, one section clamps onto the rail, allowing it to be moved.

Significance

Historic - Railway Permanent Way and Works - track equipment - Railway Track Tool

Explosives Wagon

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Explosives Wagon - Four wheel wagon with timber frame, copper water tanks and bronze wheels.

Historical information

18½-inch (460mm) gauge wagon came from the Commonwealth Explosives factory at Maribyrnong in Melbourne’s western suburbs. It has gun-metal wheels, as avoiding sparks was understandably a priority in an explosives factory. It also has water tanks to drip water on the wheels as an added precaution

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway - Commonwealth Explosives factory, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia

Hand Operated Rail Drill

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Hand Operated Rail Drill made of cast Metal

Historical information

This hand operated drill was used to drill holes in the rails so that it could be bolted togeather.

Significance

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

14 NUU - Louvred Truck

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Wooden Louvered Van - Made of Timber on a Wrought iron frame

Historical information

Van 14 NUU - Louvred Truck (11) Untrafficable - Belgrave Station Yard VR Service History 15/ 7/1911 NWS Built new Vehicle Length 25 feet 2 inches ( 7671 mm) Coupled Length 27 feet 4 inches (8330 mm) Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm) Weight 7 tons Capacity 10 tons Built 1898 - 1911 Number Built 14 In use 5 To be restored None *NUU 14.VA - 15/ 7/1911 NWS Built new - / /1926 - To NU 14.VA - NU 14.VA - circa 1926 - Modified AC Malco 1/10/1977 - Off Register To E.T.R.B. RS77/4223 Puffing Billy Service History or Notes

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

14 NU

4 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

4 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car made of wrought iron and timber

Historical information

4NBH - Excursion Car (28) NBH SECOND-CLASS EXCURSION CAR. The H was recognising their use for "Holiday" traffic. 15 of these cars were built in 1919 and numbered 1-15. Two more were built in 1981, and numbered 16 & 17. Two extended versions for wheelchair passengers were built in 1981 & 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series due to the different type of vehicle. Six, numbered 18-23, were built in 1997-98. 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. 18NBH entered traffic 19/4/1997; 19NBH on 5/12/1997; 20NBH on 19/12/1997, the others added in 1998. VR Service History : as 38 NQR converted & renumbered to 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 4. VR Service History NQR 38.VA - 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 4.VA - *NBH 4.VA - / 5/1928 - Modified AC Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned - Puffing Billy Service History or Notes 12 Apr 1919 - Nos 1 to 6 NBH (new) delivered to UPPER FERN TREE GULLY after this date.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car

Inscriptions & Markings

4NBH

Porters Luggage Barrow

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Porters Luggage Barrow made of Timber - wood and with wrought iron fittings

Historical information

Porters Luggage Barrow Used on railway station platforms across Victoria to carry luggage and goods between two locations.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Porters Luggage Burrow

Original Climax Loco Headlight Lamp

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Original Climax Loco Headlight Lamp made of metal

Historical information

Original Climax Loco Headlight Lamp made by the Star Lamp company THE HISTORY OF STAR HEADLIGHT & LANTERN COMPANY 1889: On April 20 of 1889, "Star Headlight Company" formed. The company is located on Allen Street in the city of Rochester, New York. There were five original investors. The original founders were Elias C. Glazier, George L. Estes, Allen D. Close, James H. Crouch and George S. Riley. 1914: Name of company changes to "Star Head Light & Lantern Company." 1915: Star Head Light & Lantern Company catalog now lists more than 100 versions lamps and lanterns.

Significance

Historic - Industrial railway - Forests Commission of Victoria, Timber Logging Climax Locomotive Headlight Lamp

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

Timber Mill - Packet of Round Saw Blades

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Timber Mill - Packet of Round Saw Blades made of steel

Historical information

Historic - Industrial - Timber Mill Saw Blades

Significance

Historic - Industrial - Timber Mill Saw Blades

Inscriptions & Markings

Handle with Care A MSS Product 551 771 MI Melbourne Saw Manufacturing Co. PTY 107 Northern Rd West Heidelberg Vic. Ph 45-4133

18 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

18 NBH Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Historical information

18NBH - Excursion Car (28) 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. 18NBH entered traffic on 19/4/1997; 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

18NBH

Hand Trolley - 2'6" Hand Trolley built by Chris Alger

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Hardwood planks, Hardwood frame Flat 4 wheel, 2'6" rail trolley Removable Steel "T" handle Brake applies to one wheel

Historical information

This Hand trolley was build by Chris Alger to undertake weed poisoning and other minor track work on the railway between Belgrave and Menzies Creek while the line was closed. Chris often put a drum of chemical on the trolley and propelled it by hand up and down the line until the shakedown specials in 1962. Other times it just took the tools needed to keep the line free of trees and other weeks. Chris was on the Puffing Billy Preservation Society committee for a number of years in the early days.

Significance

Narrow Gauge - Puffing Billy Railway - track maintenance

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Malcom Moore No.1015 - Rail Tractor 0-4-0 Malcolm Moore 2' Gauge

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Malcom Moore No.1015 - Malcolm Moore Rail Tractor 0-4-0 Malcolm Moore Rail Tractor - Steel (Painted) - wrought iron frame

Historical information

Malcolm Moore No. 1015 One of a Batch of 92 such rail tractors built. Builders Number 1015. Built for the Australian Army in 1943 Built for the Australian army - delivered to Army on the 3 March 1944 and was sold to the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission at Red Cliffs, Victoria. - used at the Red Cliffs Power station to haul briquettes from the rail siding Red Cliffs to the Red Cliffs Power Station and also used for shunting and some haulage from the Red Cliffs siding.. This rail tractor was originally powered by a Ford side valve V8 petrol engine. It arrived at the Museum from Red Cliffs in 1977 and is operational. Originally equipped with a Ford side valve V8 Later replaced by a Fordson Major diesel tractor engine.

Significance

Historic - Narrow Gauge Industrial Railway - used by the Australian Army, and the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission at Redcliffs, Victoria, Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

Malcolm Moore Rail Tractor 0-4-0 Malcolm Moore 2' Gauge 1015

Station Sign - Yea

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Station Sign - Yea Metal rectangle Station Name Sign with white enamel back ground and black letters

Historical information

Station Sign - Yea Yea Station Opened 16 November 1883 Closed 8 November 1978 Yea is a former railway station in Yea, Victoria, Australia. The tracks have been removed and the reserve has been turned into The Yea Railway Park consisting of the historic railway station and eleven acres of parkland. It has a picnic shelter, barbecue, toilets, playground, skatepark, walking track, community reserve and includes Rotary Park. The station building houses Blackthorn Textiles (a privately run craft shop). Also on the site are the former goods sheds which are available for hire for varied functions. The Yea Country Market is held in the park on the first Saturday of each month and local artists hold an exhibition and sale in the goods sheds each Easter. The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yea_railway_station photo at http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/vhd-images/places/000/078/092.jpg

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Station sign used at Yea Station

Inscriptions & Markings

Yea

Hand Rail Drill

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Hand Rail Drill made of metal

Historical information

Hand Rail Drill Out on the track in the old days, it was sometimes required to drill some holes in a piece of rail so that two rails may be joined together by a metal joiner – called a fishplate. Before the use of generators and oxy cutting, the only way to do this was with a hand drill. This is the machine operated by two people, that would drill a hole in the rail. With two to three holes to be drilled in each rail end (ie 4 or 6 holes), it was a tiring, back breaking job. And then there was usually the rail on the other side of the track to be done!

Significance

Historic - Railways Permanent Way and Works - track equipment - Hand Rail Drill

Hammer - Steam Hammer

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Large metal mechanical steam hammer. made of iron & wrought iron

Historical information

Steam hammers, invented by Englishman John Naysmith in 1841, made possible the forging of heavy iron bars and greatly reduced the physical labour required in forging. The hammers could vary in capacity (drop-force) from 400 pounds [lbs.] (181 kg) to 400 Tons (406.3 tonnes) and were once a part of most major engineering works. The Victorian Railways, from where the Museum exhibit came, used many hammers of varying sizes, their largest being at Newport Workshops measuring 30 feet (9.1 metres) high by 15 feet (4.6 metres) wide. Steam Hammers have made forging of heavy iron bars possible and has greatly reduced the physical labour required in forging.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Industrial Steam Hammer

Hand Saw - Metal Hand Saw

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Long metal hand saw.

Historical information

Early Industrial Timber working saw

Significance

Historic - Early Industrial Timber working saw

Railway platform Barrier - victorian Railway platform Barrier

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Railway platform Barrier made of timber and steel

Historical information

Railway Platform Barrier Crowd control on railway platforms was a necessity during peak times. At times it may have been necessary to direct passengers to a certain exit or from a certain entrance on a railway platform. Where able, on occasions, two trains may have to use the one platform to ensure trains depart efficiently. To ensure the public entrain on the correct train it could be necessary to divide the platform by using a platform barrier. The barriers made of wood and steel were easily moved by platform staff and provided a substantial barrier on the railway platform.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Railway Platform Barrier

Inscriptions & Markings

Length Overall: 7' 6 9/16" ( 2300 mm ) Width: 2' 5 15/16" ( 760 mm ) Height: 4' 1 5/8" ( 1260 mm )

186 NQR - Open Medium Truck converted to Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

186 NQR - Open Medium Truck converted to Excursion Car with seats made of Steel and metal

Historical information

NQ/NQR OPEN MEDIUM TRUCKS. 218 of these goods vehicles were built between 1898 and 1914 numbered 1-218. Originally, these wagons carried the code letter R as they were built with sides and ends. Over the years, a number of NQRs were provided with removable wood and steel frameworks with canvas roof canopies and side curtains, and internal seating to supplement the rest of the passenger stock during busy holiday periods. Puffing Billy has re-created these for emergency capacity. Five more NQRs, numbered 219-223, were built between 1990 and 1992 initially for passenger use so were fitted with the removable frames. 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 Built 1898 - 1915 (1992) Number Built 218 (223) In use 14 To be restored 6 186 NQR - Open Medium Truck converted to Excursion Car VR Service History 20/11/1912 NWS Built new *NQR 186.VA - 20/11/1912 NWS Built new - / /1926 - To NQ 186.VA - NQ 186.VA - 15/12/1954 - Scrapped - circa 1975 BEL To NQR 186.PA [v] NQR 186.PA - 26/ 8/1976 CLS Photograph #662.43-.1: and end detail Puffing Billy Service History or Notes Nov 2016 - Lifted Feb 2017 - Wheel flats

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock - Open Medium Truck converted to Excursion Car with seats

Inscriptions & Markings

186NQR

Pump - Billabong Ram Pump Size #5

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Cast Iron Bronze valve

Historical information

Pump - Billabong Ram Pump Size #5 Based on available historical data, the Australian-made Billabong Hydraulic Ram is one of the oldest rams produced anywhere in the world The Billabong Hydraulic Ram was first introduced into Australia in 1855 by John Danks and Son Limited, John Danks & Son Pty Ltd began as a plumbing business in 1859, established by brothers John and Samuel. It occupied a prominent site in Bourke Street, Melbourne, for 100 years. The business quickly grew to include factories in Melbourne and Sydney which manufactured and supplied a variety of plumbing and engineering products such as brassware, pumps, windmills and bells. The company was registered in Victoria on 25 January 1889 to continue the hardware manufacturing and supply business founded by brothers John and Samuel Danks in 1859. The head office was based in Bourke Street, Melbourne while another branch was established in Sydney in the 1880s. The company had factories in Melbourne and Sydney. The John Danks and Son Limited catalogue published in 1890, listing Billabong Hydraulic Rams as one of its major machinery products. The catalogue also provides reference to the company’s ram experience and manufacture, beginning by stating that in 1890 they already had 35 years of experience with Billabong Hydraulic Rams. The Hydraulic Ram has stood the test of time and it remains one of the few really practical and efficient uses of natural energy today. It operates without almost any cost, will last indefinitely and, with only two moving parts, is simplicity itself. It requires minimum maintenance and minimum replacement of parts. It is not uncommon to find rams working continuously for many years without any attention. • The Rams do not require electricity, fuel or steam to operate. • They possess simplicity of construction and operation – only 2 moving parts. • Powered only by running water. • Require very minimal or almost no maintenance. • Heavy duty cast Iron base and Dome. This Pump recovered from the Clematis Creek in the Mid 1970's Used to pump water from the creek to the Paradise (Clematis) Hotel.

Significance

Historic - Farm Equipment - Used to pump water from the creek to the Paradise (Clematis) Hotel.

Inscriptions & Markings

Billabong 5

Hand Luggage Trolley - large red one - Porter, Luggage Trolley - large red one

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Large Porters Trolley - made of wood and steel

Historical information

Porters Luggage Trolley - large red one Used for transporting luggage and other items on a railway platforms by porters and other station staff.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Station Porters platform Luggage Trolley

Carriage Sign - Puffing Billy Museum Advertising

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Carriage Sign - Puffing Billy Museum Advertising metal sign

Historical information

Carriage Sign - Puffing Billy Museum Advertising This board was used to advertise the Menzies Creek Museum after it opened in 1970. This particular sign was displayed inside, on the end of the Puffing Billy NBH type carriages.

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway - Carriage Sign - Puffing Billy Museum Advertising fitted to NBH carriages.

Inscriptions & Markings

Visit the Puffing Billy Steam Museum you can see - Steam Locomotives - Working Exhibits - Early Rolling Stock - Souvenirs available the museum is located at Menzies Creek & opens every Sunday 11am to 5pm

Saw Bench - Flat Belt Driven Saw Bench

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Wood framed with a sliding table and a steel shaft with a pulley on one end and a saw blade on the other

Historical information

Early Industrial Timber working Flat Belt driven saw bench

Significance

Historic - Early Industrial Timber working Flat Belt driven saw bench

Weir Vertical Pump

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Weir Vertical Pump - Large Steel Pump

Historical information

Weir Pumps - these types of vertical pumps were used extensively with both land and marine steam pumps. The pumps were also used for various duties from pumping oil fuel and feed water for boilers, to draining bilges on steam ship[s They are a single cylinder, double acting vertical pumps used by G. & J. Weir Ltd. , of Cathcart, Glasgow The large pump serial number 231703 was built in 1948 and worked at the old Victoria Brewery in East Melbourne before coming to the Museum in 1985.

Significance

Historic - Weir Vertical Pump used at the old Victoria Brewery in East Melbourne The large pump serial number 231703 was built in 1948 and worked at the old Victoria Brewery in East Melbourne before coming to the Museum in 1985.

Inscriptions & Markings

Weir

Side Tipping Timber Skip - Tipping Skip

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Wooden bodied, steel framed side tipping skip.

Historical information

Side Tipping Timber Skip Wooden Contractors Wagon. Gauge 17 inch (430mm) Typical of the many side tipping wagons used for soil and rock disposal in construction work and mining throughout Australia and the world. The wagon would be loaded with soil and pushed along a short line to the end of track where the load would be emptied out to either side. By using a central pivot the wagon’s body can be tipped either side to allow the contents to be easily removed ready for the next load.

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway - side tipping skip from Australian Portland Cement

nks 5 - Victorian Railways 2'6" gauge trolley

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

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

Historical information

NKS 5 - NKS Type Gangers Trolley - Victorian Railways 2'6" gauge trolley - a KS series Section Car often 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 5

Malcolm Moore No. 1013 - Four Wheel Diesel Rail Tractor Gauge 2'0"

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Diesel Rail Tractor made of iron and wrought iron

Historical information

Malcolm Moore No. 1013 Four wheel Diesel Rail Tractor Gauge 2'0" Malcolm Moore rail tractor (Builder’s Number 1013) It was built for the Australian Army in 1943. It was sold to the Inkerman Sugar Mill in Queensland around 1948 for hauling cane and shunting at the works. This rail tractor was originally powered by a Ford side valve V8 petrol engine. It was purchased from the Inkerman Mill of Pioneer Sugar Mills in 1982.

Significance

Historic - Industrial narrow gauge Railway - Diesel Rail Tractor - used by the Australian Army and Inkerman Sugar Mill in Queensland

Puffing Billy Centenary Port - 100 Years - PBPS Fund raiser item

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Puffing Billy Centenary Port - 100 Years - PBRS Fund raiser item Green Glass Bottle Yellow painted on Writing and logo Cork with black plastic top

Historical information

Puffing Billy Centenary Port - 100 Years - PBPS Fund raiser item Puffing Billy Centenary Port Puffing Billy 18 December 1900 - 18 December 2000 - 100 Years - This special bottling of fine port commemorates the Centenary of the Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook railway , home of Australia's world famous Puffing Billy 750 ml

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway - PBRS Fund raiser item - Centenary Port - 100 Years

Inscriptions & Markings

Puffing Billy Centenary Port Puffing Billy 18 December 1900 - 18 December 2000 - 100 Years - This special bottling of fine port commemorates the Centenary of the Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook railway , home of Australia's world famous Puffing Billy 750 ml

Number Plate - 6A

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

6A Number Plate. Fabricated steel number board made by the Victorian Railways for locomotive 6A.

Historical information

Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 6A Loco: 6A In service Thursday, 18th July 1901 Livery Green Owner Puffing Billy Gauge 762 Status Preserved - Operational 6A Built in 1901 and painted two-tone green, this locomotive was issued to the Colac to Beech Forest line and was used in that line’s construction. Over the years, it saw service on all four lines, but mostly on the Colac to Crowes and Upper Fern Tree Gully to Gembrook lines. It was temporarily withdrawn from service in 1958 and returned to service at Belgrave in 1962 for the reopening of this line where it saw almost continuous service until being withdrawn in 1983. It has been restored, as far as possible, to its original condition with original design side tanks, low bunker, original size windows, etc., but a steel cow-catcher in place of the original style wooden one. It also has its original colour scheme of two-tone green with white lining.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 6A

Inscriptions & Markings

6A

Locomotive Head Board - Danielle

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Locomotive Head Board - Danielle painted wooden Train Headboard - Danielle - face

Historical information

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of Special Children's train days wooden Train Headboard - Danielle - face used on Children's special Train ride days The name Danielle was allotted to Decauville locomotive 986/1890 (also known as Carbon) on these special days.

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of Special Children's train days

Inscriptions & Markings

Danielle

Head Board - Peter Peckett Head Board

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Red painted wood with gold Leaf and black vinyl stickers.

Historical information

Head Board - Peter Peckett in use from 1992. Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of Special Children's train days used along side the Wooden Train Headboard - Peter - face used on special Children's trains hauled by former Gas Works locomotive Sir John Grice - alias Peter Peckett.

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of Special Children's train days

Inscriptions & Markings

Peter Peckett