A Garratt Goes Again Part 1

NINETY MINUTES of top steam action as narrow gauge Garratt loco G 42 triumphantly returns to service after a 42-year lay-off.

In March and April 2004 Victoria's Puffing Billy Railway completed a 27 year restoration project of 2' 6" gauge 2-6-0 + 0-6-2 Garratt locomotive G 42 with a series of test trips and official launches on the Belgrave to Gembrook railway.

This production features EVERY test train, with much footage exclusive to Steam Media.


  • 12 & 16 car trains on Emerald & Fielder Banks;
  • first Garratt/Na cross in over 40 years;
  • a 19 car night test train on Emerald bank;
  • PBPS launch train to Cockatoo;
  • brake tests on Emerald & Fielder banks;
  • first public passenger train since 1962;
  • test equipment explained
  • and much, much more....Join the world's only operational 2' 6" gauge Garratt in scenes taken from lineside, cab, in track and parallel roads making 90 memorable minutes of 'Garratt action'.