RailPictures.Net Photo: 14A Puffing Billy Railway nA class 2-6-2T Steam at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia by Martin Bennet
 
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Puffing Billy Railway (more..)
nA class 2-6-2T Steam (more..)
Menzies Creek (more..)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (more..)
December 13, 2014
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14A (more..)
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14A approaches Menzies Creek bunker-first with an official train re-enacting a 'Young Sun' special from 1954. The specials were run 60 years ago by the Young Sun newspaper as a last farewell to the railway; however they proved so popular and attracted so much attention that the event was repeated a few weeks later. The attention attracted by these specials played a major part in the railway being saved for future generations as a tourist railway. The loco that ran the original specials, 3A, still exists but is a long way from restoration. For the re-enactment train pictured, 14A was made to look extremely similar to how 3A appeared in '54: Covered in grime, missing number plates, no headlight, and of course the special yellow head board.
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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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