The Puffing Billy line was opened up as a working narrow gauge railway in 1900 taking passengers and produce from the local farms and communities to and thro. The line was closed in 1957 after a landslide blocked the track and alternate commercial transportation found.
A remarkable volunteer force, that to this day maintains and runs the railway line, re-opened the line beginning in 1962 as a tourist railway.
The Puffing Billy Railway has a fleet of locomotives and carriages that are used or are on display at various times. In addition to the regular scheduled station runs there are different theme train runs including dining carriages, music trains and Santa runs.