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The Forgotten Men at Grandchester Railway Station (Book)

The Forgotten Men at Grandchester Railway Station (Book)

Situated in Queensland's Lockyer Valley is the town of Grandchester and in the waiting room, a Roll of Honour bond pays homage to the 46 local men who served in World War I. At the time of the Great War, the railway station was the hub of the Grandchester community but its' importance gradually declined as cars, buses and trucks overtook trains as the main mode of transport to and from the town. Without the frequent reminder of the Roll of Honour board in residents daily lives, the names of that brave men were in danger of being forgotten.

In The Forgotten Men at Grandchester Railway Station, author Ian Curtis reminds us of the contribution that these soldiers and the small community of Grandchester made towards the war effort. It is a detailed account of these young men's experiences of war, from its infancy to the post-war period, when only 1 in 4 of the local men who joined up returned. And it is a snapshot of a typical Queensland country town, where its residents pulled together to support its volunteers during a dark period in history. These men deserve to be remembered. Lest We Forget.



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$24.95


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A Brief History of the Fassifern Railway (Book)

A Brief History of the Fassifern Railway (Book)

In the young days of Queensland, some of the first provincial areas to become developed were the Harrisville, Boonah and Fassifern Districts of Southern QueenslandQueensland's first branch railway was to be the Fassifern Line - and it served its purpose well, even though built on the proverbial shoestring. This book takes a look at the History of the railway to Harrisville & Boonah.



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Lonely Rails in the Gulf Country (Book)

Lonely Rails in the Gulf Country (Book)

The Normanton to Croydon line was originally to go from Normanton to the Cloncurry copper field, but was diverted east after the Croydon goldfield boomed. During the brief heyday of Croydon, this railway, then with several locomotives and carriages and a fleet of wagons, was its lifeline. None of several schemes to extend it, especially to a better port, came to fruition....

In this THIRD EDITION, the history has been brought up to date, some corrections and additions made, and new illustrations added. The corrections cover how the steel sleepers were packed, where steel and timber sleepers were laid originally, the delay in constructing sections 2 and 3, the original location of Haydon, the camping quarters at Blackbull, and the altitudes en route. 



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Railway Tunnels in Queensland (BOOK)

Railway Tunnels in Queensland (BOOK)

The illustrated history of the railway tunnels of Queensland by Brian Webber



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Look Out For Trains 7 - To The Scenic Rim 1 (BOOK)

Look Out For Trains 7 - To The Scenic Rim 1 (BOOK)

A brief history photo album showing the former Fassifern & Mt Edwards railways.



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Brisbane Trams Combined Edition (BOOK)

Brisbane Trams Combined Edition (BOOK)

This book is a collection of photographs and stories detailing the Brisbane Tramway System.
It is a single volume comprised of three books:

Badgers Folly (Paddington tram depot fire)
The Brisbane Tram Pictorial
Destination Raff Ave (David Burke)



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The Buderim to Palmwoods Tramway - Digital PDF version

The Buderim to Palmwoods Tramway - Digital PDF version

This book covers the interesting history of the Buderim to Palmwoods Tramway which operated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the early part of the 1900s.

Digital PDF version



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Tracks To Some Place - Volume 2 (BOOK)

Tracks To Some Place - Volume 2 (BOOK)

Tracks to Some Place’ was born out of several different facets that merged to create the book as it is now. My family has a working involvement with the railway network in Queensland stretching back to the 1970’s, and as such we have accumulated a reasonable assortment of photographs (mostly older print type images) of various aspects of railway operations and equipment. In the last few years these have come into my possession and rather than let them gather dust in a forgotten album, I toyed with the idea of getting them out there somehow.

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Romance of the Rail (BOOK)

Romance of the Rail (BOOK)

Romance of the Rail is living history, people telling their own stories, inspired and illustrated by the art of Janet Skinner.  Well-known rail historian John Kerr has edited the text into a rare combination of art and anecdote.




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Rail Motors, Rail Cars, EMUs and Tilt Trains of Queensland (BOOK)

Rail Motors, Rail Cars, EMUs and Tilt Trains of Queensland (BOOK)

For nearly 100 years, Queensland's Government railways have provided many of their passenger services with Rail Motors or their successors, Railcars and Tilt trains. In the early years these vehicles enabled the economy of relatively cheap construction cost, low running cost and minimal crew costs.

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