Melbourne is a famous city of Australia. This city is second highest in its population in the country of Australia. It is located in the state of Victoria which is known to be as the most populous state of Australia and this city is its capital. The people living in this city are called as Melbournians. This city is the famous hot spot for the visitors due to the very unique and beautiful visiting places that it has. This city is also famous for having many institutions for the culture such as the Melbourne Cricket ground, National gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage and many more.
One of the very famous spots for the visitors coming to Melbourne puffing billy tour is the puffing billy railways. This is the type of heritage railways. This works on the principle of steam and preserves the old heritage of the city. This railway takes you to the visit of the Dandenong Ranges which are only on one hour from the city and are located on its east. The puffing billy railways are operational throughout the year for everyone. But only on the day of Christmas it takes a day off.
The Dandenong Ranges is the mountains range. This mountain range has low mountains and also consists of the rainforests and rolling hills. The puffing billy railways takes you through this range and you can enjoy the beauty and can breathe in the fresh air of these forests. This steam railways take you through the southern part of this mountain range. This mountain range now consists of 100,000 people living there. Many visitors come there and stay at different residency areas made in this region.
The railways were originally opened in the early 20th century and it is knowns to be a part of the first five narrow gauge lines situated in the state of the Victoria. This steam line is very close to the city of the Melbourne which makes it very accessible for the inhabitants of the city and for the visitors as well. Since this is the part of the preservation of the heritage culture of the Australia due to which it is kept in operation by many of the workers of preservation society who voluntarily work for it. However, the maintenance of this railways is tough and sometimes need more time and effort therefore some paid employees are also hired so that it is maintained and its operation could run smoothly.