Title Details

Shades of Puffing Billy

A light-hearted look at the Puffing Billy miniature railway.
Series : Outlook | Year : 1967 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Antonio Colacino |
Holden station wagon driving through country Victoria. Main road of country town with sign ÒPuffing BillyÓ. Empty railway platform with red train. Title on page Ò The Narrow-gauge railway runs from Belgrave to Emerald, near Melbourne in southern AustraliaÓ. Exterior of school. Male teacher at blackboard. Exterior of Hair Dressing Salon. Female hairdresser cutting hair. Exterior Footscray and District Hospital. Doctor looks at x-ray. Steam train hosed down. Ticket collector. Ice cream seller on platform. Group of scouts board train. Puffing Billy departs platform. Title and opening credits - ÒOutlook - Shades of Puffing BillyÓ. Busy platform with train. Woman in bikini sun baking on grass. Young boy eating ice cream on train. Train siren, passengers board train. Guard and driver. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126483 | 3 mins 51 secs | 1960s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Wheels of train move off, guard with green flag. Steam train. Children on train with legs hanging over sides and shoes tapping. Train over bridge. Passengers on train. Young boy eating meat pie. View from train of cow in paddock. Young boy wearing eye mask leans out of train window. Boy eating banana on train. Train travelling through countryside. Sunlight through trees. Train arrives at Emerald Station. Woman with camera takes photo. Group of boys run out of Men's toilet. Time-lapse of passengers boarding train, train travelling, arriving and departing station inter cut with boy eating chocolate bar and apple. Train driver alights from engine cabin wipes his face and pulls down blind with title ÒThe EndÓ. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126485 | 6 mins 25 secs | 1960s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |