Monday, June 20, 2011

Next trip : Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy Steam Train ride and Picnic Outing


Date: 02/07/2011 (Saturday)
Time: 9am-2pm
Price: AUD32/person (including food and drinks)
Meet up place: 830am at the open carpark in front of the PC DIY and departing at 9am sharp (please be punctual)

This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges.Puffing Billy is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. An historic steam train still running regularly in the mountain district it was built to serve at the turn of the century. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Puffing Billy is now a major tourist attraction, its operation depending on
hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

Train line journey details: (RETURN JOURNEY)
BELGRAVE > Locomotive Depot > Sherbrooke Forest > Trestle Bridge >SELBY > Landslide >View > MENZIES CREEK > Steam Museum > View > View >CLEMATIS > Steep Grade > EMERALD (Township) > View > NOBELIUS SIDING > NOBELIUS > LAKESIDE (Emerald Lake, Picnic Area)

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Confirmation is needed before Thursday (23/06), and latest by Friday (24/06) as confirmation of booking is needed at least a week before. This is also for the ease of transportation arrangement and food preparation. Please inform your group leaders or Flecher 0434239900 or Nelson 0412369313 if you would like to join in this trip or RSVP via facebook.

Important notice: Once booking is confirmed, there will be no backing out or late cancellations as payment will be made in advanced.