Puffing Billy approaching old wooden bridge crossing main road.
The Puffing Billy Railway is a narrow gauge Heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges in State of Victoria, close to Melbourne.
The Puffing Billy Railway is kept in operation through the efforts of volunteers of the Puffing Billy Preservation Society, although intensive year-round operations necessitate a small band of paid employees to keep things going behind the scenes.
The railway owns every remaining narrow-gauge locomotive of the former Victorian Railways, and has restored to operating condition all except one, although not all are in serviceable condition at any one time.
Puffing Billy also offers driver experience days on the smaller steam engines. See also my B&W photo of Puffing Billy locomotive posted earlier.
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cargus (7847) 2012-06-08 22:19
Spectaculaire composition, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
baddori (19153) 2012-06-08 22:51
Vecchio treno e vecchio ponte.
Gli emigranti ..italiani ed europei lavoravano spesso per costruire queste ferrovie.
Malattie e serpenti .
Adesso folclore e un grande spettacolo .
TopGeo (38128) 2012-06-08 23:30
Hello Miro! . A very beautiful photograph,of train rather mysterious, very beautiful with smoke and old bridge environment, a perfect framing,excellent idea!
JFS (32457) 2012-06-09 0:32
Perfect composition with lots of details, the whole image is ver interesting. Good work Miro!
wolf38 (29818) 2012-06-09 0:38
Hello Miro. Old steam engines are a wonderful thing. Everyone likes a ride on a roaring locomotive. Your photo like that. Well seen unhd realized.
Miguel82 (17319) 2012-06-09 5:14
A magnific picture, a back to the past
Old machine and wooden bridge
Fine colors and good sharpness
a good pov and details
have a nice day
ktanska (23442) 2012-06-09 7:23
That little railway is just great. Locomotives are well kept and trips on those trains are quite popular. Nice shot on the showing the train crossing that trestle.
Unfortunately steam locomotives were not in used when I visited the place, due to risk of forest fires.
golus (2893) 2012-06-10 1:44
An brilliant photo that can be thought as a praise for the technical excellencies and aesthetical qualities of the past. A marvellous composition with a good depth, great soft colors and light. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Sunday.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-06-10 4:23
The picture is superb. The path on this narrow bridge is a bit dizzying. The framing is cleverly chosen. You did very well placed the locomotive in the composition. Smoke and steam create the atmosphere, lacking only the sounds. Excellent picture quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
shevchenko (18989) 2012-06-10 20:50
Good frame to show a locomotive that passing a wooden bridge, clear to show an old model that produce thick smoke, interesting composition and informative note to introduce it, distinct photo, good shoot.
Cricri (97031) 2012-06-11 10:11
Le POV est super bien choisi avec la courbe de cette construction particulière et étroit des rails, belle prise du devant de la locomotive et des jeux de vapeurs
janraiski (484) 2012-06-13 7:18
I really like this photo, I'v viewed it several times. At first I like steam locomotives generally and at second - perfect composition, depth, colors ... atmosphere with smoke and wooden bridge.
eldancer1 (23097) 2012-06-13 9:16
I like the effect of the smoke to the mood of the post. Good composition and good dof with nice details even with the smoke. Well done, tfs.
adores (32708) 2012-06-13 17:29
Seems that the railway and the train and both old! I like it! - the composition, the pov and also the smoke creating an atmosphere of the old days! Good shot!
COSTANTINO (47726) 2012-06-29 6:44
a magnificent picture with a back to the past
excellent chosen point of view with a wonderful
capture of this bridge,first shot quality
gus72 (3719) 2013-03-15 21:50
Hi Miro !!
great photo..... from the back of the wagons you were able to capture the bridge & the locomotive..... a real scoop !!!!
Train aficionados will travel half way around the planet to experience a trip in a narrow track train.
Perfect timing showing the smoke and the steam ..... !!! nothing missing
have a great week end.
ikeharel (48368) 2013-08-13 7:39
Good evening Miro,
The puffing smoke added some mystery to the scene, when the steam-engine approachs the curve on the bridge.
Wooden structure bridge and this RR system, going through the woods, looks as well maintained and preserved.
Intriguing, always an interesting subject to follow.
clic (13240) 2013-08-22 6:19
Of course, the puffs constitute the eye-catchers in this exciting voyage back in the early twenties!
I notice the shelter for railroad workers; wise idea so they won't have to run in front of train in case of energency!!
An intense spirit of by-then is convied by the wodden overpass and the engine's antique design.
I'm an antique train enthousiast!
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (10942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-01
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: , Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Railways [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-08 21:30