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Puffing Billy Railway – Sustainability and Success

Puffing Billy Railway

The Puffing Billy Railway is a world famous tourist railway near Melbourne, Australia. CEO Peter Abbott speaks with us about the importance of the people connected to it (staff, volunteers, and community), how the railway works to overcome challenges, and what it means to operate it sustainably.

This episode is sponsored by Strasburg Rail Road Mechanical Services and Rail and Road Auctions.

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Question of the Day

If you’ve visited the Puffing Billy Railway, what was your experience like? If not, what is the furthest that you’ve traveled to ride on a particular train?

Let me know and I will respond to your comments in the next episode.

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One thought on “Puffing Billy Railway – Sustainability and Success

  1. John Roberts

    I have not visited Australia (yet). My understanding is a “Billy” is Australian for a coffee pot. I think that’s where the name Puffing Billy comes from and your guest didn’t realize that an American wouldn’t automatically know that. Keep up the great work.

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