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New Zealand Railways

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This page includes books dealing with the railways New Zealand.

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Cassells K R  The Sanson Tramway, The New Zealand Locomotive and Railway Society, 1962, pp88.  Stiff card covers with a dw.  VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  Wear to the dust wrapper at the head and base of the spine.  An illustrated history of a light railway that linked Sanson with Himatangi on the Foxton Branch of the New Zealand Railways.  20.50

Cooke, John and Vogel, John  New Zealand Steam Finale, Collins, 1979, pp160 with 190 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  There are sellotape stains inside the covers from an old protective covering that has now been removed.  Also slight rubbing to the covers.  An illustrated history of the twilight period of steam in New Zealand, from the adoption of a dieselisation policy in 1952 to the final extinction of the steam locomotive in 1971.  16.50

Heath, Eric  Classic Railcars, Electric & Diesel Locomotives of New Zealand Vol.2,  Grantham House, New Zealand, 1993, pp64.  Large landscape format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Text by Bob Stott.  27 classes of diesel and electric locomotives and railcars are described and illustrated in colour, together with details of those locomotives that are preserved.  12.50

Hurst, Tony  The Otago Central Railway 1879-1990: A Tribute, Transpress, 1998, pp48.  Landscape format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the Otago Central Railway which ran for over 200km west of Dunedin into the Central Otago hinterland.  3.95

McQueen, Euan  W. W. Stewart: 20th Century New Zealand Railway Painter, Grantham House, New Zealand, 1998, pp88.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG.  Nick to the dw at the head of the spine.  A collection of Stewart's paintings of New Zealand locomotives.  12.50

Sinclair, Roy  The Spirit of Steam, Whitcoulls, 1975, pp128 with 118 photographs.  Text by Roy Sinclair.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Some staining to the dust wrapper edges from an old protective covering that has now been removed.  A superb pictorial tribute to New Zealand steam.  8.50

Stott, Bob  A New Zealand Railway Album, Southern Press, 1981, pp48.  New Zealand Pictorial Record Series.  Landscape format.  Card Covers.  VG-.  Generally VG, but with some wear to the rear cover.  Contemporary illustrations portraying the diesel age on New Zealand's railways.  3.95

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