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All Aboard: Puffing Billy Will Be Transformed with an Immersive Light Experience This Winter

Dive into a nostalgic journey on this preserved historic steam train while immersed in a modern-day light projection show.
By Ellen Seah
May 30, 2022
By Ellen Seah
May 30, 2022

Hang out on Puffing Billy this winter and you'll be treated to something extra special — an immersive, illuminated light show spearheaded by the team that has led projections for White Night and VAMFF. Running from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, July 10, the historic steam train will be transformed with a first-of-its-kind light show, projected directly onto the Wright Forest.

Dubbed Train of Lights, passengers will be immersed in colours, patterns and native wild animal projections that spectacularly leap from Puffing Billy onto timber trestle bridges, into trees and onto the distant open countryside.

The Puffing Billy team has partnered with Resolution X to deliver the unique light projections. The acclaimed lighting company's little black book of clients includes White Night, Vivid events and Melbourne Fashion week runways.

One of the best-preserved steam railway lines in the world, Puffing Billy departs Emerald Lake Park on a 24-kilometre journey through the Dandenong Ranges to Gembrook, before returning to Lakeside. A photographic art exhibition, visitor's centre and Railway Cafe are all available from the departure point if you want to extend your trip.

'Train of Lights' will run from Friday, June 24–Sunday, July 10. There are a limited number of tickets available, with many dates already sold out. Head to the Puffing Billy website to book a spot.

Published on May 30, 2022 by Ellen Seah
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