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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)
Book Number: TH-30Y  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
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: ARMP-0185  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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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
Price: $75.00 (AUD)
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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
Price: $90.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ASCR-SA6  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Australian Diesel Scene 4 - Around Australia's Railways
Fitzgerald, Antony et al
ISBN: 1876568038
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 2000 First Edition
 Soft Cover 120 pages profusely illustrated colour & b/w photos - includes - Morrison Knudsen in Australia - Kevin's Night of Drama - an event on the Moreton sugar tramway - The 400 Class Railcars - Baal Bone Colliery  New
Price: $36.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ASCR-ADS04  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Australian Fleetbooks No. 2 - S.R.A. Locomotives
Carter, Mark
ISBN: 0958650020
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 1997 First Edition
 Soft Cover 24 pages profusely illustrated b/w photos - The fleet information provided in this book is correct to 31st August 1994 and has been provided to give a historical perspective of the SRA locomotive fleet at the time of introduction of the Ready Power fleet.Historic notes are correct to mid 1996  New
Price: $5.45 (AUD)
Book Number: ARMP-113  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Broad Gauge Diesel Electrics South Australian Railways - Era of the Piping Shrike
Sargent, John & Pantlin, Graeme
ISBN: 1876249730
Train Hobby Publications Australia Studfield, Victoria, Australia 2003 First Edition
 Soft Cover 56 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Broad Gauge Diesel Electrics look at the South Australian Railways and the era of the Piping Shrike.  New
Price: $45.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TH-730  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Buses at Home
Birrell, R. A.
ISBN: 0949817732
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 1989 First Edition
 Soft Cover 52 pages b/w photos  New
Price: $5.40 (AUD)
Book Number: ARMP-082  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Byways of Steam 19 - on the Railways of New South Wales
Love, Ray et al
ISBN: 1876568151
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 2002 First Edition
 Soft Cover 144 pages profusely illustrated colour & b/w photos - includes - Traffic Officer : Relief Guard at Nyngan - No Sand, No Go - The Short North : Gosford to Wyong - Profile of a Master Fitter - Mountain Quest - Strange Railway Accident  New
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ASCR-BY19  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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City of Adelaide - A Clipper Ship
McNicol, Steve
Railmac Publications Australia South Australia 2015 First Edition
 Soft Cover 28 Pages with Colour Pictures. Includes information on the ship's specifications, construction materials, voyages between London and South Australia from 1864 to 1887, captains and passengers, the different uses of the ship and, finally, its preservation in recent years.  New
Price: $7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: ARMP-205  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Coaching Stock of the NSW Railways Volume 1
Cooke, David & Seckhold, Keith & Beckhaus, John
ISBN: 1876568003
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 1999 First Edition
 Hard Cover 260 pages profusely illustrated b/w photos - This, the initial volume of what is envisaged to be the definitive work on the NSW passenger carriage, covers in detail the design, construction and operation of carriage stock on the NSW railways. The contents include comprehensive tabular information, with photographs and/or drawings of every carriage type, for all 4-wheel and 6-wheel passenger stock, including brakevans, hearses, horse boxes and carriage trucks,early bogie cars including Cleminson, Redfern and Ashbury types, express 'dogboxes' and their rebuilding including the Rand L type cars, the 42'6" cars, the 12 wheelers, including Dental Clinic Cars, miscellaneous Lucy-era cars including SBX, SFX and ACX,special cars including state cars SG, GG and PAM, the Commissioner's train, Medical Officer's car, prison vans and EHO luggage vans.  New
Price: $102.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ASCR-C1  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Coaching Stock of the NSW Railways Volume 2
Cooke, David & Seckhold, Keith & Beckhaus, John & Estell, Don
ISBN: 1876568011
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 1999 First Edition
 Hard Cover 260 pages profusely illustrated b/w photos - The title covers, in detail, the design, construction and operation of carriage stock on the railways of NSW. The groups covered in Volume 2 include : American sleeping and suburban cars - clerestory, Mansard, low and high elliptical and BOB sets. Other Truss-sided cars - AB41 dining car, Davis sleepers, branchline cars, Mann sleepers, Governor-General's car and Pullman cars. Steel country cars - S and N non air-conditioned cars, H and S air-conditioned cars, stainless steel Brisbane Express, Southern Aurora, Gold Coast Motorail and proposed cars. Miscellaneous cars - Commissioner's Car No.9, ex-Budd & Tulloch railcars, loco hauled double deck stainless steel electric cars, small bogie brake vans, power vans, goods brake vans, education vans, exhibition/mobile showroom vans, motor car carriers and Motorail wagons. Indian Pacific cars. Carriage miscellanea - special trains, rolling stock builders, lettering, ventilation and heating, lighting, brakes, bogies, colour schemes, car sets, coding systems and numbering. Appendices : Victorian Railways standard gauge cars, East Greta Coal Mining Co/South Maitland Railways, roofs and lighting. Coverage is extensive; there is comprehensive tabular information on construction, conversion and condemnation dates for each individual car. Illustrations include photographs of every available type and drawings. This work has been over a decade in the making, and includes the latest research from original sources. It is the definitive work on the NSW passenger carriage, and is unlikely to be reprinted. This is a once-only chance to get the most complete work on NSW carriages ever offered.  New
Price: $126.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ASCR-C2  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Coaching Stock of the NSW Railways Volume 3
Cooke, David & Estell, Don & Seckhold, Keith & Halgren, Stephen
ISBN: 9781876568252
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 2012 First Edition
 Hard Cover 344 pages colour & b/w photos - covers the suburban and interstate fleet. Contents include: Details of the original timber cars and the conversion to electric haulage - Every type of electric car in-service on the NSW Railways and their successor entities - Over 60 colour images - Details of the new Waratah cars and provision for listing of introduction dates.  New
Price: $112.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ASCR-C3  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Coals to the Illawarra : 40 Years of Coal Haulage in the Illawarra Region - A Photographic Profile By Peter Attenborough
Attenborough, Peter
ISBN: 9781921122484
Train Hobby Publications Australia Pinewood, Victoria, Australia 2013 First Edition
 Soft Cover 56 pages profusely illustrated colour photos   New
Price: $49.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TH-125  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Country Branch Lines New South Wales - Part 5 - Blayney to Harden Cross - Country Line. Grenfell and Eugowra Branches Volume 1
Barrack, Richard
ISBN: 9781921122422
Train Hobby Publications Australia Studfield, Victoria, Australia 2012 First Edition
 Soft Cover 56 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Country Branch Lines is a planned state based series looking at various areas and lines throughout the system  New
Price: $49.95 (AUD)
Book Number: TH-422  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Country Branch Lines Victoria - Part 7 - Central Region - Shelbourne - Maldon - Daylesford - Wedderburn
Gee, Neville
ISBN: 9781921122392
Train Hobby Publications Australia Pinewood Victoria Australia 2012 First Edition
 Soft Cover 56 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Country Branch Lines is a planned state based series looking at various areas and lines throughout the system. Part 7 is a profile of the Central Region including Shelbourne, Maldon, Daylesford and Wedderburn   New
Price: $55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TH-392  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Country Railway Stations - New South Wales - Part Five - A Photographic Profile 1950 - 2000
Sargent, John
Train Hobby Publications Australia Studfield, Victoria, Australia 2004 First Edition
 Soft Cover 48 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - isbn listed inside is 187624987 - Part five of Country Railway Stations New South Wales is the latest instalment in this fascinating series.  New
Price: $42.50 (AUD)
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Country Railway Stations - Victoria - Part Two - A Photographic Profile 1950 - 2000
Sargent, John
ISBN: 1876249447
Train Hobby Publications Australia Studfield, Victoria, Australia 2001 First Edition
 Soft Cover 48 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Country Railway Stations Victoria is a planned series featuring scenes of various stations and yards from all over the system, from the small wayside halt to the major towns throughout the state  New
Price: $55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TH-447  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Diesel Spectrum - New South Wales The Reverse Era
Attenborough, Peter
ISBN: 187656802X
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 1999 First Edition
 Soft Cover 32 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - The reverse livery was first Introduced primarily in an attempt to make locomotives more visible to track maintenance staff. The book provides an insight into those locomotives which received the reverse livery.  New
Price: $20.80 (AUD)
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Distant Thunder : Railway Action in Outback Australia
Holdsworth, Malcolm
ISBN: 9780957732445
National Railway Museum / Cadeco Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 2011 First Edition
 Hard Cover 64 pages colour photos   New
Price: $42.00 (AUD)
Book Number: NRM-05  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Essays in Steam
Preston, R. G.
ISBN: 0646245910
Eveleigh Press Matraville, NSW Australia 1995 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 112 pages profusely illustrated b/w photos - covers Eugowra Branch, garratts, shunters, 34 Class and the Aramac Tramway.  New
Price: $27.50 (AUD)
Book Number: ASCR-EIS  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Lenses South : Steam's Last Years Around Sydney and in the South of New South Wales
Holdsworth, Malcolm
ISBN: 9780957732490
Cadeco NSW, Australia 2016 First Edition
 Hard Cover 192 Pages with Colour Photos. In the wake of their well-received 2014 book Northern Exposures, which sold out in just over six months, the Cadeco crew has come out of hibernation and produced what seems likely to be the second in a three-part series on regular service steam railway operations in New South Wales. This new title, Lenses South, features action in the Sydney metropolitan area and on selected main and branch lines to the south of the state capital. Vain people that they are, the authors believe some of the photographic coverage in the book's Short South chapter is about as good as it gets for 1960s Australia. You be the judge! With single and double headers, tiny tank engines, Ten Wheelers, Pacifics, Garratts and more, there are landform, light effects and locomotive variety to whet discerning appetites. Personal reminiscences intersperse the avalanche of images. This book is bristling with sparkling colour images taken in a truly creative style.  New
Price: $84.00 (AUD)
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Locomotive Enginemen of Tasmania
Anchen, Nick
ISBN: 9780992538835
Sierra Publishing Melbourne, Australia 2016 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 184 Pages with Colour Photos. Locomotive Enginemen of Tasmania is a tribute to the men at the coal face of Tasmania’s railways, whose fascinating stories paint a vivid picture of days long gone, from a time when the ‘iron roads’ were crucial to the fortunes of the state. Featuring stories from nine Tasmanian enginemen, who worked all manner of trains throughout the state from the 1940s to the 1980s. From Hobart suburbans to Fingal coal trains to the glamorous Tasman Limited, and from the Garratts of the Emu Bay Railway to the Mount Lyell Rack, these men saw it all.  New
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Melbourne's Industrial and Suburban Sidings : A Photographic Profile Compiled By Neville Gee
Gee, Neville
ISBN: 9781921122439
Train Hobby Publications Australia Pinewood, Victoria, Australia 2012 First Edition
 Soft Cover 56 pages profusely illustrated colour photos   New
Price: $49.50 (AUD)
Book Number: TH-263  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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More Trams and Streetscapes Metropolitan Melbourne 1950s - 1960s
Sargent, John & Crow, Lindsay & Pike, Colin
ISBN: 1876249633
Train Hobby Publications Australia Studfield, Victoria, Australia 2002 First Edition
 Soft Cover 48 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Trams and Streetscapes Metropolitan Melbourne 1950's - 1960's looks at the city's world famous and much loved trams, which also includes a number of interesting scenes from the city during that era.  New
Price: $55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TH-200  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Morris 25 on the Rails - SAR Motor Inspection Cars
McNicol, Steve
ISBN: 9781864771046
Railmac Publications Australia South Australia 2015 First Edition
 Soft Cover 28 Pages with Colour Pictures. A brief, illustrated history of motor inspection cars that have operated on South Australian Railways.  New
Price: $7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: ARMP-198  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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New South Wales Railways 35 Class 4-6-0 Express Passenger Locomotive - Locomotive Profile
Sargent, John & Barrack, Richard
ISBN: 1876249765
Train Hobby Publications Australia Studfield, Victoria, Australia 2003 First Edition
 Soft Cover 48 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - The C35 class (originally NN) was a class of steam locomotives operated by the New South Wales Government Railways in Australia. They were built with the 4-6-0 wheel arrangement at the NSWGR Eveleigh Workshops from 1914 to 1918. A total of 35 were made. All were fitted with superheaters and with exhaust steam injectors when built. Originally the class had a somewhat English-looking appearance. However, they suffered a long period of teething troubles and were rather poor performers, especially on long climbs. They took over hauling The Fish, from Sydney's Central to Mount Victoria in June, 1918 and the Caves Express on the same route in 1932. To mark this, 3506, 3526 and 3535 were painted in Caledonian Blue to match the new carriages made for the express. 3508 was experimentally fitted with an ACFI feedwater heater in May, 1935. It was apparently not a success as it was removed in 1939 and no other member was so fitted. From December, 1937, the class was rebuilt with heavier frames, rebalanced driving wheels and given new cabs with more shelter, replacing their "Great Western Railway" look. During the last years of service, they were confined to working trains north of Gosford. The last members of the class were withdrawn in July, 1968.   New
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New South Wales Railways 57 Class 4-8-2 Heavy Goods Locomotive
Sargent, John
ISBN: 1921122005
Train Hobby Publications Australia Studfield, Victoria, Australia 2005 First Edition
 Soft Cover 48 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - The New South Wales D57 class locomotive was a class of 4-8-2 steam locomotive operated by the New South Wales Government Railways in Australia. A total of 25 Mountain-type 3-cylinder steam locomotives were ordered by the N.S.W.G.R in 1929. They were built at the Clyde Engineering Works, Granville. They were among the heaviest of locomotives in Australia, at 250 tons, and this restricted them to only certain parts in New South Wales. However, they were very reliable and had the nickname "Lazy Lizzies" because they made heavy workings seem effortless. They were mostly held at Lithgow roundhouse and were used on heavy coal workings over the Blue Mountains, sometimes weighing 2000 tons. In 1960 the class began to be withdrawn and the last locomotive, 5711, was written off in 1963. The three cylinder design fitted to the class gave it a distinctive off-beat exhaust sound when climbing upgrade. This design was also fitted to the D58 class. However, a couple of features, such as the Gresley conjugating valve gear fitted to these locomotives has been the source of debate as to its efficiency.The only example left is 5711, which is currently being restored by the Valley Heights branch of the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum at their site in Valley Heights Roundhouse for static display.   New
Price: $45.40 (AUD)
Book Number: TH-00-5  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Paddleship Parade
McNicol, Steve
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 2006 First Edition
 Soft Cover 24 pages profusely illustrated colour photos  New
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: ARMP-157  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Parade to Kensington
Smith, Neville S.
Australian Electric Transport Museum Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1997 First Edition
 Soft Cover 16 pages b/w photos - History of Adelaide’s first electric tram line along The Parade, Norwood to Kensington and then Kensington Gardens.  New
Price: $6.00 (AUD)
Book Number: TM-01  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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