Kealie

Events

Puffing Billy begins to carry

18th December 1900

In 1895 Puffing Billy started to carry. Puffing Billy carried were, fruit, veg, timber and plants.

Tecoma Station

1924

Tecoma didn't have a station until 1924. On December the 1st, a lot of people came to see Puffing Billy at the station in Tecoma.

Big Losses

1924

Even though the service was popular, the Gembrook line lost $26,ooo in one year. This was the worst performing line in the whole Victorian Railway network.

50th Anniversary of Railway

1950

The railway celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

Landslide

1953

A landslide blocked the track and, because of operating losses, the line was closed the following year.

Puffing Billy Closes

1954

Puffing Billy Reopened

1955