RailPictures.Net Photo: G42 Puffing Billy Railway 'G' class 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia by Martin Bennet
 
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Puffing Billy Railway (more..)
'G' class 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt (more..)
Emerald (more..)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (more..)
June 13, 2011
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G42 (more..)
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Martin Bennet (more..)
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Australia's only currently operating Garratt locomotive, 2'6" gauge G42, climbs bunker-first into Emerald with the return working of Puffing Billy's daily 'Lunch Train.' G42 was one of two narrow gauge Garratt locos built for the Victorian Railways in 1926, the only two Garratts ever to operate on a government railway in Victoria. G42 spent most of her working life on the Moe to Walhalla line, and then on the Colac to Beech Forest line after the Walhalla line's closure in 1955. When the Colac line closed in 1962, G42 was put into storage and sister loco G41 was scrapped. 42 was finally returned to service by Puffing Billy volunteers in 2004.
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The Puffing Billy Railway is a narrow gauge 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne, Australia.
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