Remarks: Of the four original Victorian Railways 2'6" narrow gauge lines, two have survived into preservation; The Gembrook line (more commonly known as Puffing Billy) and the Walhalla line. The Walhalla line is currently restored between Walhalla and Thomson, and known as the Walhalla Goldfields Railway. WGR does not have any original VR 2'6" rollingstock, and as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations for the line 'native' loco 7A was brought from Puffing Billy for one weekend only, being the first time an NA had been to Walhalla since the lines closure 66 years ago! On the Saturday 7A carried scrapped loco 9A's number plates, 9A having hauled the first train into Walhalla 100 years before. Incidentally, this year is also 7A's 100th birthday.
I have stitched this video together from shots taken on three different Walhalla-Thomson-Walhalla runs to simulate one journey. The on-board footage was taken on the 11am ex-Walhalla departure, the trackside footage was taken on the 1pm and 3pm runs. Note the loco is carrying two whistles: The lower pitched one was 9A's, the high pitched one belonged to Garrat loco G41.