"Portrait" of Puffing Billy taken during one of the stops between Belgrave and Gembrook. This locomotive was built in 1901 and has been restored as near as practicable to "as new" condition of two-tone green color with white lining, low-height bunker, extended side tanks, etc.
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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lousat (68565) 2012-06-10 0:32
Hi Miro,it'a very rare to see these locomotives go again,a very nice scoop and and excellent point of view,i like the idea and the crop,perfect details and colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-06-10 2:53
Nice shot and good colors.
Have a nice day.
danos (80957) 2012-06-10 6:37
nice the close up view of the old locomotive of the Puffing Billy,in one of its stops to take a breath.
I like the details of the image as the excellent colour management.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
Miguel82 (17317) 2012-06-10 6:38
A good shot of this train
a good pov and train details
have a nice sunday
finlay (1547) 2012-06-10 15:42
A very well composed shot. I like all the steam billowing around the engine, and including the station name plate in the shot is a nice touch. Good sharpness and clarity.
baddori (19153) 2012-06-10 22:58
Non so se ci sia un libro sulle ferrovie "inglesi" nel mondo "anglofono" ed ex coloniale.
Anche lo scartamento ridotto e la piccola locomotiva ha le rifiniture ed attenzione del particolari delle superbe trans-africa (verticale)..una chicca per gli amanti del -mondo treno-
trevormoffiet (1800) 2012-06-11 0:05
I addition to the above comments; It is not just an isolated portrait of Puffing Billy, your image connects well to your notes about its location in the Dandenong ranges by your inclusion of the tall trees (Eucalyptus or Angophora?)from the Dandenong ranges in the background.
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2012-06-11 4:56
Hi dear Miro, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction.
Wow, once again an impressive SL shot!
When I was young, I liked railway and I can get nostalgy from SL very much. Thanks for your sharing with nice job and have a good day!
Takero, from Rainy Tokyo
Cricri (96993) 2012-06-11 22:24
Bon cadrage serré sur le devant de la locomotive, les détails et les couleurs avec le jeu des vapeur, une belle réalisation
eldancer1 (23081) 2012-06-12 9:05
I like the close-up of this steam engine! Good pov and dof with sharp details. Great light management and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (48330) 2013-09-27 2:06
I thought I had already reviewed this - but did not. Steam-engines is a fascinating subject for me - as we do not have even one single locomotive in Israel, not in a working/running ability anyway.
Fabulous view on the front, smoke puffing from sides and pipe's. Excelent clear image, forest BG - all must be so much fun to see.
- 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, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Railways [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-10 0:27