On the Belgrave side of Menzies Creek, this location provides excellent views of trains rounding the curve in both directions.
Views of trains in both directions
Former station on the narrow gauge railway line between Upper Ferntree Gully and Gembrook. The station site has been restored by Puffing Billy Railway but trains do not stop at Selby. Suitable photography for Lakside or Gembrook-bound trains.
One of the most photographed locations in Victoria, the Monbulk Creek trestle bridge carries Puffing Billy from out of Belgrave and towards Menzies Creek. There is limited car park beneath the bridge for those wishing to stop and take photos. It is best suited for trains heading towards Menzies Creek.
On the Gembrook side of Emerald station, good views are afforded of trains leaving Emerald for Gembrook.
Good views from the siding of trains in both directions.
A long and winding unsealed road takes you to a level crossing near the old station of Wright. A short walk up the path (approx 100m) takes you to the station itself. Locos work hard climbing this hill when heading towards Belgrave.
Puffing Billy's Belgrave station and yard
Located on the Sydney Goods Line, at Enfield, just a 5 min drive from Chullora Railway Workshops. You will see all Illawarra line trafic, all trains comming in and out of Botney and Cooks River, Enfiled grain and others. It is enven better when there are Illawarra diversions or East Hills diversions, you will see alll the same trafic + more including all Main South trafic, but you wont see T250. This is a great location in Summer especially in the arfternoon for Up trains, you can sit in your car and have lunch, there is plenty of shade. Top spot, it is a populer spot for Gunzzels.
Located on the Hume Highway. Location is only good if trains are parked in yard. Weekdays there is a bit of action there as well. Parking is in Murry St, (From Enfield). Good spot, you don't have to wait for hours, you just have to drive and have a look. The spot is good in the morning and good all day on a rainy day.
The station is the terminus of the state's regional railway network operated by V/Line, The Overland rail service to Adelaide, and the Countrylink XPT service to Sydney. It is one of five stations on the City Loop, a mostly underground railway that encircles the CBD. Based upon suburban passenger boardings it is the third busiest railway station in Melbourne, in 2009 the average was 42,900 per day. Good views from the Bourke St pedestrian overbridge and at platform level.
Balcony/lookout designated for viewing trains passing through North Melbourne.
Located on the old hume highway in Southern New South Wales. Makes for a nice location with the Cullerin Ranges in the vicinity.