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( VR ) T Class Review
Bray, Michael
ISBN: 186477021X
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 2001 First Edition
 Soft Cover 32 pages b/w photos - isbn in book is 18647721X - The Victorian Railways T class are a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Granville for the Victorian Railways between August 1955 and November 1968.They were the most ubiquitous class of diesel locomotives in the state. In July 1954 the Victorian Railways placed an order with Clyde Engineering for 25 (later extended to 27) diesel electric locomotives of their G8 type (based on the EMD GP-7/GP-9 general-purpose locomotive that was a massive sales success in the USA at the time) to partially dieselise country branch lines.In June 1959 the first of an additional ten entered service. Although mechanically similar to the first batch they differed by having a cab raised above the hood line.[5] A further ten entered service from December 1961. In September 1965 the first of an order for 32 was delivered. These differed by having a lower nose. A final order for 19 was delivered from April 1967. The last five were built with an extra 10 tonnes of ballast weight for improved adhesion and low speed controls for use as shunting locomotives in Melbourne. These were reclassified as the H class shortly after being delivered.In July 1969 an additional flat top unit was purchased second hand from Australian Portland Cement who had ordered it for use at its narrow gauge Fyansford Cement Works Railway, Geelong in 1956. Although outwardly similar to the original T class units it was fitted with dynamic brakes, and became a regular on the steeply graded Cudgewa line.Although ordered as branch line locomotives, as branch lines began to close they were often used on main line services.  New
Price: $8.75 (AUD)
Book Number: ARMP-145  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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150 Years of the Port Adelaide Railway 1856 to 2006 - A Review of the Adelaide to Port Adelaide Railway
Marshall, Barry
National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, South Asutralia, Australia 2006 First Edition
 Soft Cover 80 pages colour and b/w photos - 80 pages colour and b/w photos - The line from Adelaide to Port Adelaide was the second railway in South Australia (only to the Goolwa-Port Elliot railway opened in 1854) and opened in 1856[2]. However this line had been operating for 60 years before today's Port Adelaide station came to be built.The original line from Adelaide ran directly to Port Dock station, the site now occupied by the National Railway Museum. Various lines then continued through the Port Adelaide's streets to the wharves and, from 1878, along St Vincent St to the seaside town of Semaphore. Congestion at Port Dock and the delays involved in operating trains along busy streets in the centre of the Port resulted in construction of a viaduct and a new bridge across the Port River in 1916. This diverted all through trains to Semaphore and Outer Harbor via a new station named Port Adelaide - Commercial Road (which is the station in use today). When built, Port Adelaide Commercial Road was quite a substantial building, with long platforms, an overall roof and a signal cabin. This quickly took over from Port Dock as the town's principal railway station.As rail traffic decreased through the 1960's and 70's, facilities at Commercial Road station were gradually reduced. In the early 1970's the roof was removed, platforms shortened and the street level station buildings reconstructed. The ticket office was eventually closed in January 1979 and the station has been unstaffed since then.With the closure of Port Dock in 1981, Commercial Road station became known simply as Port Adelaide.   New
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30 Years of Country Passenger Trains Victoria 1950s to 1980s
Gee, Neville
ISBN: 9781921122583
Train Hobby Publications Australia Pinewood Victoria Australia 2016 First Edition
 Soft Cover 57 Pages with Colour Photos  New
Price: $47.90 (AUD)
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46 : Portrait of A Classic - The 46 Class Locomotive
Rannard, Shawn
ISBN: 1876568275
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 2010 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 192 pages profusely illustrated colour and b/w photos - In 1949, after many years of coal industry turmoil and indecision, the Premier of New South Wales announced the electrification of the Main Western line to Wallerawang, to cater for the anticipated surge in coal mining and export. The task was expected to take twelve years, with tenders being called for forty Co+Co electric locomotives capable of hauling tonnages never seen in Australia to that date. Portrait of a Classic covers the history of the introduction of electric locomotive haulage in NSW, including the experimental unit, and the introduction and operation of the 46 class, through to the final scrappings in 1998. The detailed text covers topics not seen in a book on this subject before, especially for railway modellers and locomotive historians alike. The work is highly illustrated with photos, many which have never been published before, and which highlight the various and differing tasks allotted to the 46, from express passenger trains to the slow moving 1,000 ton bulk export coal trains. The author, Shawn Rannard, is new to the author scene, but writes with the experience of thirty-four years in the Traffic Branch of the New South Wales Government Railways and their successors, twenty months of which were spent as a guard, occasionally working a 46 class-hauled train. For this work, Shawn has not only searched the railway archives, but also heavily researched documents held in the State and Mitchell libraries. The authenticity of the delivery details of the class alone attests to the dedication given by him throughout this book. Shawn has been assisted in his work by well known railway historians Ray Love, Peter Attenborough and Ian Dunn, as well as assistance from railway employees who spent many years working on these locomotives. The Memoirs chapter includes some of the experiences of Ken Groves, at one time an Enfield driver, and Frank Leighton, a Delec fitter. The photos cover every locomotive in the class and every known paint scheme in colour. Portrait of a Classic will become THE book of reference for the NSWGR 46 class.  New
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50th Annivesary of the Forgotten Classic 1948 - 1998 - a Companion Publication to Morris Oxford Series MO
McNicol, Steve
ISBN: 1864770015
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 1999 First Edition
 Soft Cover 48 pages b/w photos - We couldn't let the -50th Anniversary of the introduction of the Morris Oxford Series MO pass without making some small contribution to mark this important milestone. Early in the year we produced a 50th Anniversary postcard and this was distributed at the Morris Registers National Rally in Australia during April, the 6/80 & MO Club's combined rally with the Morris Minor Owners Club in the UK two months later and the 6/80 & MO Club's first Australasian Branch National Rally in September. We then decided to produce a small book depicting a selection of the surviving cars, but as time progressed this project was amended slightly and we have added a little more text to make the book a companion to our 1991 publication Morris Oxford Series MO. With a number of events planned for 1998 we delayed publication until the latter part of the year additional research further extended the publication date into 1999. Although the Morris Minor received a great deal of publicity for its 50th Anniversary the Oxford received very little from the motoring press. In fact it was totally ignored by most commercial publications in the UK and overseas. with only a couple of the dedicated `enthusiast' magazines giving any mention at all. This was further motivation for us to produce this book !   New
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Book Number: ARMP-128  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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800 Class Profile
McNicol, Steve
ISBN: 9781864770735
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 2013 First Edition
 Soft Cover 120 pages colour and b/w photos - The South Australian Railways 800 class was a class of locomotive introduced and operated by the South Australian Railways that was subsequently operated by Australian National Railways. This class of locomotive was powered by an English Electric inline 6-cylinder diesel engine. There were 10 units built.The 800 class of locomotive were introduced in 1956 with all units now retired from service. One unit, 801, is held for preservation by the National Railway Museum (Port Adelaide). 801 remained in its tattered Australian National green/yellow scheme until 2013, when it was repainted into SAR Mustard Pot scheme.  New
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Book Number: ARMP-0185  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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900 Review
McNicol, Steve
ISBN: 0949817325
Railmac Publications Elizabeth, South Australia 1984 First Edition
 Soft Cover 16 pages b/w photos - The 900 class locomotive was introduced and operated by the South Australian Railways and was subsequently operated by Australian National Railways. This class of locomotive was powered by an English Electric 16SVT (1588 hp) diesel engine. There were 10 units built.The 900 class of locomotive were introduced in 1951 within days of the introduction of the first mainline diesel locomotives, the Commonwealth Railways GM class, as such they are among the earliest diesel locomotive types in Australia. The class were built at South Australian Railways Islington Workshops. They were withdrawn by from revenue service by Australian National Railways in the mid 1980s with 907 and 909 performing the last service from Angaston to Adelaide on 18 June, 1985   New
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Book Number: ARMP-042  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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A Bulldog Odyssey
Bambery, George
ISBN: 0975189506
Searchlight Video Victoria Australia 2004 First Edition
 Hard Cover 192 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - over 50 years of streamlined general motors diesel locomotives in australia. - A Bulldog Odyssey covers the Australian chapter in the history of the General Motors streamlined cab diesel locomotives. Readers embark on a visual journey from the city to the outback. The landscapes featured within the covers of this weighty volume celebrate the beauty & diversity of the Australian continent. Over 40 of the nation's best rail photographers have used brilliant lighting conditions to maximum effect to capture these round cheeked beauties in their adopted home. All Australian Bulldog classes are represented amidst a plethora of colour schemes worn during 50 years of service. From GM1, the first mainline diesel-electric locomotive on the Australian mainland, through to the last locomotives in the world built new with the Bulldog nose - the 3,300hp Commonwealth Railways CL class - A Bulldog Odyssey showcases the customized General Motors designs built under licence by Clyde Engineering since the early 1950s. The spectacular rebuilding of the CL in the 1990s into the CLP (Passenger) & CLF (Freight) also features with stunning views of these units at work on legendary trains such as The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland. Reproduction is first class in this 192 page, all-colour, hard back book. Images are showcased in a large 270mm x 300mm format allowing plenty of room for them to 'breathe' & be fully appreciated. A Bulldog Odyssey's eleven chapters are preceded by an informative overview & tailed with an epilogue updating developments to early 2004. Detailed captions help tell the story of these endearing icons from the early days, right through to the 21st Century.  New
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A Century of Central - Sydneys Central Railway Station 1906 to 2006
McKillop, Robert & Ellsmore, Donald & Oakes, John
ISBN: 9780975787069
Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW) Redfern, NSW 2008 First Edition
 Soft Cover 158 pages profusely illustrated b/w photos - The history and development of Sydney's Central Railway Station 1906 to 2006 - There have been three stations on the current site. The original Sydney Station was opened on 26 September 1855 in an area known as "Cleveland Fields." This station (one wooden platform in a corrugated iron shed), which was known at the time as Redfern, had Devonshire Street as its northern boundary. When this station became inadequate for the traffic it carried, a new station was built in 1874 on the same site and also was known as Redfern. This was a brick building with two platforms. It grew to 14 platforms before it was replaced by the present-day station to the north of Devonshire Street. The new station was built on a site previously occupied by the Devonshire Street Cemetery, a convent, a female refuge, a police barracks, a parsonage and a Benevolent Society. The remains exhumed from the cemetery were re-interred at a number of other Sydney cemeteries including Rookwood Cemetery and Waverley Cemetery. The new 15-platform station was opened on 4 August 1906 and included the previous Mortuary Station designed to transport funerals to Rookwood Cemetery. The 1906 building is still in use as the main Sydney train terminal. The last train departed platform 5 of the old Sydney station at midnight. During the remainder of that night the passenger concourse was demolished and the line extended through the old station into the new station. The Western Mail train that arrived in Sydney at 5:50am on 5 August 1906 went straight into the new station. Devonshire Street, which separated the two stations, became a pedestrian underpass to allow people to cross the railway line and is now known by many as the Devonshire St Tunnel. Sydney station has expanded since 1906 in an easterly direction. A 75-metre clock tower in the Free Classical style was added at the north-western corner of the station, opened in 3 March 1921. Central Station was designed by the Government Architect, Walter Liberty Vernon, and has been described as the "grandest railway station in Australia." It is listed on the Register of the National Estate. A riot dubbed the Battle of Central Station took place in 1916. Soldiers rebelling against camp conditions had raided hotels in Liverpool and travelled to the city by commandeered trains. Upon arrival at Central Station the rioters set about destroying the station facilities, and fire was exchanged between rampaging rioters and military police. One rioter was shot dead and several were injured. The only remaining evidence of the gun battle is a small bullet-hole in the marble by the entrance to platform 1.This incident had a direct influence on the introduction of 6 o'clock closing of hotels in 1916, which lasted in New South Wales until 1955. Central Station celebrated its 100 years of service anniversary on 5 August 2006, with preserved steam locomotives providing shuttle trips from Sydney - Hurstville and Railmotor rides from Mortuary Station to Flemington goods yards.  New
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Book Number: AANS-076  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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A Guide to Australasian Locomotion : Australia - New Zealand - Fiji - 2011 Edition
Walters, Chris & Baker, Bernie & Peadon, Brad
ISBN: 9780980772166
Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW) Redfern, NSW Australia 2011 First Edition
 Soft Cover 352 pages colour and b/w photos - a guide book to diesel and electric locomotives running in commercial services today. A thorough analysis of New Zealand and Fijian sugar tram locomotives has expanded the guide to 352 full-colour pages. In addition, an inventory of preserved steam locomotves is included  New
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Book Number: NSW-G2011  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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A History of the Redesdale Railway Line 1891 - 1953
James, Ken & Davis, Noel & Langley, David
ISBN: 9780992308735
Ken James Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2014 First Edition
 Soft Cover 237 pagesb/w photos line drawings - Clear plastic cover - Redesdale was once the terminus for a branch line railway which connected with the Melbourne - Murray River Railway at Redesdale Junction, between Kyneton station and Malmsbury station. Other stopping points on the line, going towards Redesdale, included Edgecombe, Green Hill, East Metcalfe, Emberton and Barfold. The Redesdale line was opened on 15 January 1891 and closed between 1960 and 1979, however services along the line had probably ceased by 1955. The tracks and stations have since been removed.  New
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A History of the South Australian Railways - Volume 1 - the Early Years
Stewien, Ron & Thompson, Malcolm
ISBN: 9780858490475
Australian Railway Historical Society (VIC) Melbourne, Australia 2007 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 320 pages b/w photos line drawings maps colour illustrations - The Victorian Division Crosses the border to publish this 320 page hard cover book, with many illustrations, providing an authoritative insight into the first years of the South Australian Railways. Ron Stewien is an authority on the railway history of South Australia and hardly needs introduction. Malcolm Thompson, another notable railway historian, has provided additional material to assist this excellent and distinguished production  New
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A History of the South Australian Railways - Volume 5 - Controversy and Mr Webb
Stewien, Ron
ISBN: 9781876568610
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 2011 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 240 pages colour and b/w photos - For the South Australian Government and their state-owned railways, the second decade of the twentieth century ushered in a constant and intense turmoil. Parliament was in disarray - between June 1909 and April 1920, the Labor and Liberal Parties alternated in government five times. On three separate occasions, Archibald Henry Peake managed to form a Liberal government. 'Opposing views' were rampant! Between them, the various Governments, created the Anthony Commission and a Royal Commission, to investigate current railway practices. And, a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways was created to appraise some of the more hare-brained railway routes being proposed. Some of the findings and recommendations of these various groups were in themselves quite controversial. But, to satisfy one of their recommendations, the third decade saw the appointment of a 'Chief' Commissioner from overseas to rehabilitate the railways. From the USA, came William Alfred Webb, who was controversially chosen to fill out this role. His appointment and his subsequent management decisions led to 'opposing views' of even greater proportions than was seen in the second decade. Volume 6 in this series saw the introduction of forty-five new steam locomotives and three Wrecking Cranes. Volume 5 now goes back to the appointment of Webb and his rehabilitation of the SAR. He introduced into South Australia one of the largest fleet of Brill internal combustion passenger railcars in the World and a fleet of bogie freight rolling stock just like "at home ". He also intended to introduce a new fleet of locomotive hauled passenger cars but apart from a Pullman dining car and two Pullman sleeping cars for the Melbourne Express these plans had to wait. He built a new Adelaide Railway station that looked like Buckingham Palace, which politicians mockingly branded 'Webb's Palace'. One of his most monumental feats was to convert the Islington Workshops into a world standard manufactory that could make almost anything. During the Second World War they did! He built new roundhouses, turntables and coaling plants to serve his new giant locomotives. He replaced or strengthened most of the railway bridges in the state to take the heavier trains. He fought road competition with his own fleet of buses and trucks only to have them stripped off him by meddling politicians. And he wrought administrative changes along the lines of American railroads that the politicians also didn't like. Ron Stewien covers all of these in Volume 5 with 240 pages packed to the hilt with information. The book includes 170 photographs, 16 in colour, and 154 in monotone (one in sepia). There are 25 rolling stock diagrams and 21 other diagrams (including a train control graph). Two gatefolds display plans and photographs of the Pullman cars in the way such historic vehicles should be viewed. A list of references and further reading follow the Appendices. A comprehensive Index winds up the back of the book before a few notes on the author.   New
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Book Number: ASCR-SA5  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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A History of the South Australian Railways - Volume 6 - Mountains, Mikados and Pacifics
Stewien, Ron
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 2010 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 340 pages colour and b/w photos - William Alfred Webb landed in South Australia in 1922. His assignment : to rehabilitate the ailing State-owned railway system. In next to no time he found one very obvious weakness; an inadequate, run down and completely inefficient locomotive fleet. Taking the bull by the horns, he right away appointed Fred Shea from Victoria as his new Chief Mechanical Engineer, setting Fred on the road to becoming one of Australia's great engineers. The outcome : forty-five steam locomotives and three steam wrecking cranes that set standards of excellence that lasted until the South Australian Railways as a corporate body was finally dissolved on 8 December 1975. Not only did Shea excel as a steam locomotive engineer but during the Second World War (and after) he stood out as a giant in the construction of warplanes, munitions and in due course, diesel-electric locomotives. Webb's original intention was to have a number of each of his 'Big Engines' built by contract and to have these engines numbered thus : the ten 4-8-2 Mountains, Nos 500 to 509; the five 2-8-2 Mikados, Nos 550 to 554 and the ten 4-6-2 Pacifics, Nos 600 to 609. Hence 'Mountains, Mikados and Pacifics'. When it was realised that the Mikados might as a class exceed 50 engines they were moved to the '700' block where they could build up to 100 locomotives if necessary. The book opens with the 'Elusive Search for that Engine' describing the first two decades of the 20th Century when the SAR was paralysed by poor administration. Then came Bill Webb from the US who immediately called tenders for the first 30 of his new brand of power. A contract was let and Fred Shea went to the Armstrong, Whitworth works in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to set the wheels in motion. After delivery of these engines, a period of running in threw up many problems culminating in an impending court battle with Armstrong, Whitworth but which was thankfully settled out of court. There followed further engines erected in the re-born Islington Workshops and the purchase of three new Wrecking Cranes from Cowans, Sheldon. Ron Stewien's second book in the series on the history of the South Australian Railways promises to be a welcome companion to Ron and Malcolm Thompson's Volume 1 'The Early Years'. Ron has skipped to Volume 6 at the request of readers anxious to read about the mighty 500, 600, 700, 710 and 720 Class locomotives inspired by Commissioner Webb and delivered by Shea, his outstanding Chief Mechanical Engineer. This book matches Volume 1 in general style but with more pages (340), more colour and more photographs (207 black and white, six sepia and 17 in full colour, including front cover), one painting in full colour, three maps, 40 diagrams and plans. There are six appendices which include the specification for one of the tender calls; the locomotives tendered; details of the dispute with Armstrong Whitworth and a rolling stock list. Finally, at the end there are three double page spreads and three gatefolds of the 500, 600 and 700 class engine and tender general arrangement drawings.   New
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Book Number: ASCR-SA6  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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A Railway Tapestry : Essays with a Victorian Railway Theme
Fiddian, Marc
ISBN: 9780987062598
Raccoon Trail Books Victoria Australia 2013 First Edition
 Soft Cover 130 pages colour and b/w photos - Author Marc Fiddian presents a collection of essays on the Victorian Railways that contains a variety of memories including ticketing, signals and gates, line changes and closures, and significant characters, etc. that indeed creates a railway tapestry. Remember the days when you bought a ticket that showed the start and finish of your lourney, say from Elsternwick to sandringham? Or the times you travelled to a country destination and had a cup of tea and a piece of fruit cake at one of the railway refreshment rooms. Do you recall leaving your umbrella or other property on a train and, if you were lucky, being able to reclaim the item? Or catching a train to South Brunswick or Tunstall, since renamed Jewell and Nunawading respectively? Also, there were trams run by the Victorian Railways and interesting scenic photographs in railway carriages. these aspects of the Victorian railway scene are amonst the topics that make up this readable book.   New
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A Railway To Cudgewa
Anchen, Nick
ISBN: 9780980764055
Sierra Publishing Melbourne, Australia 2013 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 122 pages colour and b/w photos - The spectacular mountain railway from Wodonga to Cudgewa in north eastern Victoria was one of Australia’s truly fascinating branch lines, and the most challenging to operate on the Victorian Railways. It was a railway of scenic splendour, famous for its towering wooden bridges, notoriously steep grades, Hereford cattle and K class steam locomotives. Hardbound with 122 full-colour pages, this unique publication is complimented by over 100 magnificent B&W and colour photographs - most never before published - and is an absolute must for anyone interested in the history of the Victorian Railways.   New
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A Railwayman's Journey
Ellis, Denny
ISBN: 0975787004
Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW) Redfern, NSW, Australia 2005 First Edition
 Soft Cover 448 pages b/w photos - This book is the detailed biography of a railwayman's climb up the coalface from Probationary Junior Porter to Superintendent. A very personal and expanded history of the railways  New
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A Stupid Undertaking : Seventy Years Playing with a Train Set - The Story of the South Australian Railways - Eyre Peninsular Division Model Railway System
Holden, Ralph
ISBN: 9781864770865
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 2012 First Edition
 Soft Cover 88 pages colour and b/w photos - A very readable description of Ralph's journey from a Hornby clockwork set to today's superb outdoor Kapinnie branch model.   New
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A Trackside Journey 2 : A Photographic Journey Through Victoria, NSW and South Australia
McBain, Trevor & Lewis, Billy
Trackside Publications Bacchus Marsh Victoria Australia 2013 First Edition
 Soft Cover 96 pages colour photos - the highly anticipated sequel to A Trackside Journey, is now available. A must buy for train enthusiasts; showcasing trains, locations and combo’s dating from the early 80s to present day. Produced entirely in Australia to the highest production standards, ATJ2 includes 96 full colour pages and a spectacular blue foil embossed title.   New
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A Trackside Journey : A Photographic Journey Through Victoria, NSW and South Australia
McBain, Andrew & McBain, trevor
ISBN: 9780987102409
Trackside Publications Bacchus Marsh Victoria Australia 2011 First Edition
 Soft Cover 88 pages colour photos - a must buy for train enthusiasts. 88 Full colour pages (230 X 297mm) covering a huge variety of trains, locations and combo's dating from the early 80's to present day.   New
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Adelaide Trams Today
McNicol, Steve
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 2009 First Edition
 Soft Cover 20 pages colour and b/w photos - Until 1958, Trams in Adelaide formed a network spanning most of suburban Adelaide, with a history dating back to 1878. Adelaide ran horse trams from 1878 to 1914 and electric trams from 1909, but has primarily relied on buses for public transport since 1958. Today there is a single remaining tram line with three classes of electric tram, built in 1929, 2006 and 2009 respectively. The tram line connects the central business district of Adelaide, capital of South Australia, to the seaside suburb of Glenelg. In recent years the line has been extended again through the city to the Adelaide Railway Station and as far as the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Hindmarsh. Electric trams and trolleybuses were Adelaide's main public transport throughout the life of the electric tram network and are enjoying a resurgence with the expansion of the remaining line and the first new tram purchases for more than 50 years. The early use of trams was for recreation as well as daily travel, by entire families and tourists. Until the 1950s, trams were used for family outings to the extent that the Municipal Tramways Trust (MTT) constructed gardens in the suburb of Kensington Gardens, extending the Kensington line to attract customers. By 1945 the MTT was collecting fares for 95 million trips annually - 295 trips per head of population. After the Great Depression, the maintenance of the tramway system and the purchase of new trams suffered. Competition from private buses, the MTT's own bus fleet and the growth of private car ownership all took patrons from the tram network. By the 1950s, the tram network was losing money and being replaced by an electric and petrol-driven bus fleet. Adelaide's tram history is preserved by a volunteer-run museum and tramway at St Kilda, and the continuing use of 1929 H Class trams on the remaining Glenelg tram line.  New
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Along the Line in Tasmania : Book 2 - Private Lines
ARHS(NSW)
ISBN: 0858290030
Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW) St. Jammes NSW Australia 1983 Reprint
 Soft Cover 52 pages b/w photos  New
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Along the Line to Gembrook - A Nostalgic View of the Puffing Billy Train and Line from 1899 to 1962
Thompson, J. E. & Winzenried, A. P.
ISBN: 1875601007
Gum Tree Station Croydon, Victoria Australia 1991 First Edition
 Soft Cover 64 pages profusely illustrated b/w photos - Distinguished by being the first railway preservation effort in Australia, the railway has grown from humble volunteer beginnings in the late 1950s to become a fully operational and professional railway system. Although it still relies heavily upon volunteer labour, there is a dedicated professional staff of about 30 full time employees who oversee the daily running (except Christmas Day), including trains that now run all the way to the recently restored terminus at Gembrook. The Belgrave to Gembrook line is the sole (original) survivor of a number of narrow-gauge (762mm or 2ft6in) built by the Victorian Railways from the 1890s as "pioneering" branch lines. The narrow gauge lines were Wangaratta to Whitfield, Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook, Colac to Beech Forest/Crowes, and Moe to Walhalla. The latter line has been relaid from Thompson River to Walhalla, and the line was opened by the Victorian Premier Steve Bracks in March 2002. Trains operate every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and all of January. The lines were all closed in the 1950s, except Colac to Crowes, which hung on until 1962. The UFTG-Gembrook line was closed in 1952 by a landslide at Selby, and for a while, some excursion trains were run between UFTG and Belgrave until that section was closed for gauge broadening and electrification in 1958. A group of enthusiasts worked hard to reopen the line, and in 1962, permission was obtained to run from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, rerouting around the landslide with the aid of some sharp curves and army assistance. Since then, the line has been gradually reopened to Emerald, Lakeside and recently, Gembrook.  New
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Among Their Favourites - A Railway Photographers Selection
Campbell, Jean
Jean Campbell Productions New South Wales Australia 1989 First Edition
 Soft Cover 144 pages profusely illustrated colour & b/w photos  Good
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An Australian Locomotive Guide 2015 - Second Edition
Clark, Peter J.
ISBN: 9781925078640
Rosenberg Publishing New South Wales Australia 2015 Second Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 368 pages colour photos - Since the publication of the first edition, a number of changes have taken place in the Australian locomotive fleet. Four completely new designs of locomotive have entered service, and new examples of existing types have appeared under new ownership, as well as to existing operators, and some locomotives have changed hands. Aurizon, in particular, have taken a large number of older locomotives out of service, and many of their narrow gauge locomotives have been sold for further operation in Africa. The Second Edition reflects these changes, with new entries for the new types and updated information in the entries for those types affected by new deliveries, sale or transfer overseas. A number of new photographs are included to illustrate the new types and new operators. The high standard of photography that made the first edition so popular has been maintained. The same quality of technical data has been provided in the new entries and these have been included in the correct sequence to maintain the book’s emphasis on technical development. The text entries have been revised to reflect the changes and the indexes have been completely revised to take account of the changes.   New
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An Era in Steam - On the Railways of New South Wales
Preston, Ron
ISBN: 095778256X
Orion Fine Arts Strathfield, NSW, Australia 2001 First Edition
 Soft Cover 112 pages profusely illustrated b/w photos  Very Good
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Australasia's Tramways
Fiddian, Marc
ISBN: 095817041X
Galaxy Print and Design Hastings Victoria Australia 2002 First Edition
 Soft Cover 83 pages b/w photos - Many years ago all major cities in Australia and New Zealand had trams. Melbourne, which retains its vast network, stands alone apart from the Glenelg line in Adelaide and the line to Lilyfield in Sydney, which was opened in 1997 using the former Darling Harbour goods railway. There were trams in Newcastle, Rockhampton, Geelong, Ballarat and Broken Hill as well as the capital cities. The early trams were horse-drawn vehicles, then came cable trams of which Melbourne had a system comparable with the big ones in Chicago and San Francisco, there were steam trams in Sydney, Newcastle and the New Zealand cities, and from the early 20th century electric trams. Liberally illustrated, the book is a history of trams in Australia and New Zealand.   New
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Australia's Railways - Linking the Nation - How the Land Was Conquered
Brooke, Stephen
ISBN: 9780864271082
Trocadero Publishing Sydney, Australia 2011 First Edition
 Soft Cover 48 pages profusely illustrated colour & b/w photos - From their very earliest days in the 1850s railways provided a much safer, more comfortable,efficient form of transport. They swiftly captured the imagination of the public, the planners and the politicans who would expand them across the six colonies bringing a speed of communication unheard of in Australia previously. This is the story of how railway tracks rapidly expanded to all but the most remote parts of the continent. It shows how railway lines linked many places where they made no economic sense, but also forged connections that improved life for everyone in city or town. The story ranges from the very first lines through the massive expansion until the 1890s, then the golden days of rail travel until?World War II, through to the rationalisation, standardisation and redevelopments of the modern era. Railways were a key aspect of the development of Australia. This is their story.  New
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Australian Cruise Ships
Plowman, Peter
ISBN: 9781877058509
Rosenberg Publishing New South Wales Australia 2007 First Edition
 Soft Cover 112 pages colour photos - During the past thirty years cruising has become a popular form of holiday for an increasing number of Australians. The first cruise from Australia was operated by the P&O liner Strathaird, which departed Sydney on 23 December 1932 for five nights to Brisbane and Norfolk Island. Up to 1939 P & O and Orient Line vessels operated occasional cruises between line voyages from Britain, but these ceased in 1939. It was not until the mid-1950s that cruises began operating again, but these were still on a very occasional basis, again on P & O and Orient Line vessels engaged in the regular trade between Britain and Australia. During the 1960s other shipping companies also began operating occasional cruises, but there were no ships assigned to the cruise trade on a regular basis. Things began to change in the early 1970s, when the advent of the Boeing 747 transformed international travel. Instead of spending four weeks or more at sea, Australians could now fly to Britain and Europe in one day, and this spelled doom for the long-haul passenger liner. Many of these vessel ended up in the scrap yard, but some were refitted to full time cruise ships, and thus began the cruise boom. The first liners to be engaged in full time cruising from Australia were all converted, having been built for other trades. For many thousands of Australians, these ships introduced them to the delights of cruising, and the number of Australians making a cruise has steadily increased over the past three decades. This book provides details of many of the ships that cruised out of Australian ports from the early 1970s up to 2000, and all the cruise liners to have been seen in local waters since 2001, as well as a look ahead to the liners scheduled to come here later in 2007 and into 2008. It is my hope that turning the pages of this book will bring back many happy memories to cruise travellers, and hopefully inspire those who have not yet ventured out to sea to make the plunge and discover the joy of cruising. The ships are listed in the order in which they entered the local cruise market. As the pages proceed it will be noted that over the years the size of the liners seen in Australia has steadily increased. In the early days cruise liners were usually no more than 25,000 gross tons, but in the summer of 2002 we welcomed the first liner to exceed 100,000 gross tons. In February 2007 the second largest passenger liner ever built, Queen Mary 2, will make a visit to our shores. For the summer of 2007-08, the Australian cruise trade will be serviced by three liners exceeding 70,000 gross tons, something that would have been thought impossible even five years ago. This book includes 110 liners that have operated cruises in Australia waters over the past 35 years. The text gives full details, including important dates, types of accommodation, interesting facts and general information, on every ship. There is also a colour picture on every page, none of which have been published previously as they are all taken by the author or his friends in the shipping fraternity  New
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Australian Diesel Scene 3 - Around Australia's Railways
Dunn, Ian et al
ISBN: 0646245929
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 1996 First Edition
 Soft Cover 120 pages profusely illustrated colour & b/w photos - includes - The 421 Class Story - Exeter - The Wallangarra Goods - The Sandstone Siding at Wondabyne  New
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