This page includes books dealing with the railways of Australia.
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+ 2-8-4 3ft 6in Gauge Beyer-Garratt Locomotives for the Queensland Railways: A
new design of a general purpose Beyer-Garratt Locomotive on a light axleload,
Beyer Peacock, Locomotive Engineers, Manchester, 1950, pp12.
Reprinted from the Railway Gazette with additional illustrations.
Large Format Pb. VG.
Details of 30 Beyer-Garratts built for Australia after the war.
Adam-Smith, Patsy Romance of Australian Railways, Hale, 1974, pp246. Hb. Fine in a VG dust wrapper. There is a two-inch internally repaired tear in the dust wrapper fold. An affectionate tribute to the railways of Australia, well-illustrated in black & white and colour. £7.50
Bromby, Robin The Country Railway in Australia, Cromarty Press,
Sydney, 1983, pp87. Pb. VG- with
superficial wear and rubbing to the covers.
An illustrated study of the role of the railway in the development of
rural Australia. £4.95
Carter, Mark New South Wales, Gresley Publishing, 1994, pp68. Large Format Pb. Modern Rail Portfolio - No.1. VG. An all-colour album recording the dramatic changes in the New South Wales rail network over the previous decade. £4.95
Chamberlain, Brian R The Brief History of the Launceston Western Railway 1867-1904, Regal Press, Tasmania, pp74. No date. Pb. VG. Some loss of colour down the red spine of the covers. An illustrated history of the first railway to be built in Tasmania. £7.50
Downes, Jim and Daum, Berthold The Indian Pacific: From Coast to Coast, Lichtbild Pty Ltd, 1997, pp112. Glazed boards with a dust wrapper. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper. The corners of the covers are slightly bumped. A celebration of one of the world's great railway journeys, 2,700 miles across Australia from Sidney to Perth - Illustrated in colour throughout. £12.50
Gifford H Locomotives Beyond
Recall, NSW Rail Transport Museum, 1974, pp56. Pb.
VG. Some faint marks on the
covers. Illustrations and short
histories of the steam locomotives used in New South Wales.
Flying Scotsman: On Tour Australia,
Chapmans, 1990, pp64. Large Format
Hb. Very Good+
all-colour photographic tribute to the Flying Scotsman in Australia.
in a VG dust
Notes on the Beginnings of Australian Railways, Public Transport Commission,
Australia, pp20 with a two-page map. No
date. "Largish" format Pb.
early railways in all the Australian states are considered.
pp40. Pb. VG+.
South Wales, Department of Railways
Quiz, Australia, 1966, pp84. Small
format Pb. VG+.
Not really a quiz book, rather an illustrated booklet of the
extensive New South Wales railway network with all the information presented
using a question and answer format. Sections
on History, Track, Traffic, Locomotives & Rolling
Stock, Electrical, and Signalling.
in a Fair
there is a
Pearce, Kenn Australian Railway Disasters, IPL Books, 2nd edition 1999, pp240. Glazed Boards. VG. Bottom rear corner of the covers slightly bumped. A survey of railway accidents in Australia over the last 120 years. £12.50
Transport Commission of New South Wales Annual Report 1975, pp33.
Large format Pb. VG- with
superficial wear to the corners of the covers.
An annual report on rail, bus and ferry operations in New South Wales,
Australia with colour illustrations. £2.95
Purcell, John Hotham
Valley Tourist Railway, pp44. No
date. Pb. VG+. An
attractive illustrated booklet, giving details of a major preserved railway in
Western Australia. £0.95
pp40. Published to commemorate the
opening of the Goonyella line. Large
landscape format Pb. VG with some
superficial creasing to the covers. A
booklet describing the extensive railway network in Queensland, Australia,
illustrated throughout in colour. The 124-mile narrow-gauge Goonyella line was
opened in 1971 to transport coal to the Queensland coast.
at the top
by the Mt
of Australia: An introduction to the nation's biggest industry, pp14.
Pb. Very Good. No
date. An illustrated booklet
updated around 1975. £0.95
Taylor, Colin Australia
by Rail, Trailblazer Publications, 4th edition 2000, pp288 plus pp16 of
colour illustrations. Pb.
Very Good. A comprehensive
guide aimed at both the tourist and the enthusiast.
Victorian Railways Board Know
Your Railways, Australia, 1975.
Pb. VG. A card information
folder containing: 1. A 26 inch by 15.25 inch folded map of the extensive
Victorian railway system, including an enlarged map of the Melbourne area and an
index; 2. The Road Rail Crossing Problem by A. G. Gibbs.
A 12-page leaflet investigating the high number of collisions on level
crossings in Victoria. £2.95
Webber, Brian Exploring the Railways of Far North Queensland, Australian Railway Historical Society Queensland Division, 2004, pp64. Large Format Pb. VG. "Both a précis of the history of the railways of Far North Queensland and a guide to those that existed in the past and those that remain today." Well-illustrated throughout. £5.95