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All Aboard: Puffing Billy Is Getting Transformed with Another Immersive Light Experience

After a hugely successful first year, this after-dark light show display returns to Puffing Billy this winter.
By Ellen Seah
May 26, 2023
By Ellen Seah
May 26, 2023

Melburnians were delighted last year when it was announced that our favourite preserved historic steam train would be immersed in a modern-day light projection show. If you missed out on tickets last year, you're in luck — the immersive, illuminated light show spearheaded by the team that has led projections for White Night is returning once again.

Running from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, July 9, the historic steam train will be transformed with Train of Lights, projected directly onto the Wright Forest. 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 visitor's centre and Railway Cafe are available from the departure point if you want to extend your trip.

'Train of Lights' will run from Friday, June 23–Sunday, July 9. 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 26, 2023 by Ellen Seah
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