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Puffing Billy turns 40

<p>Famous Victorian steam train Puffing Billy celebrated its 40 th anniversary as a tourist attraction on July 7.</p> <p>The day was marked with a special re-enactment journey from Belgrave to Menzies Creek.</p> <p>Since it began operating as a tourist service in 1962, Puffing Billy has carried almost 7m passengers.</p> <p>The state government recently granted over $100,000 to give people training while they improved the railway through the Dandenongs.</p> <p>Puffing Billy started life in 1900, moving timber, farm produce and nursery products.</p> <br />