PUFFING BILLY BANS WINDOW HANGING AFTER COLLISION
Passengers are banned from sitting with their legs outside the carriages at Australia’s Puffing Billy Railway, following a collision between a train and a minibus. Four of the 16 passengers on the bus were injured and one was taken to hospital following the accident at School Road level crossing, Menzies Creek, just before noon on March 6. The third carriage of the train was derailed, but none of around 150 passengers on the train were injured. The railway stated: “We understand the decision to temporarily suspend the dangling of legs in carriages may cause great disappointment in the community as this is an age-old tradition for our beloved Puffing Billy. “But until the investigation has concluded, the suspension will remain in place.”
with passengers dangling their legs outside its coaches, puffing Billy railway ‘na’ 2‑6‑2t no. 7a approaches school road level crossing near menzies creek on august 1 2012.