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Australian Railwayman (BOOK)

Australian Railwayman (BOOK)

This book gives an account of Ron Fitch's life as a Railway man. Born in 1910 into a railway family, he began his career as a 16-year-old engineering cadet and completed it, 46 years later, he was the Commissioner of South Australian Railways. In this book Fitch gives a vivid account not only of a career but of the camaraderie of the greater railway community, often experienced in the most trying of conditions. For almost three decades Fitch was 'on the wallaby', with postings scattered over half a continent, and as often as not living rough.... and more -- of laying track and the remarkable breed of men who do so, advances in line-building techniques, derailments, floods, washaways, wrangles over attempts to implement standard gauge, the politics of railways......



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$34.95


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The Rosewood Railway - Photograph Collection CD Rom

The Rosewood Railway - Photograph Collection CD Rom

The Rosewood to Marburg Railway is captured in the final years of steam, with this marvelous collection of 128 photographs taken by reknown railway photographer Eric Margraf.

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$19.95


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Rack Railways Of Australia (BOOK)

Rack Railways Of Australia (BOOK)

This book is unusual in that it presents five rail systems that have been linked by their use of a common technology. Lines covered include Mt Lyell Mining, Queenstown to Regatta, Kabra to Mt Morgan, Skitube and various other Industrial  systems.

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$28.00


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Wheels in Motion (BOOK)

Wheels in Motion (BOOK)

In Queensland there are 23 sugar mills that have their sugar cane delivered by tramways.
This book covers the basic history of each sugar mill, current tramway map, steam and diesel photographs, lists and memories from past and present crews to put you in the drivers seat.


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$29.95


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COMENG - A History of Commonwealth Engineering Volume 1 1921 - 1955 (BOOK)

COMENG - A History of Commonwealth Engineering Volume 1 1921 - 1955 (BOOK)

The history of Commonwealth Engineering spans some 70 years and its story is really a window into Australia's industrial and manufacturing development from the end of the First World War through to the early 1990s.



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$58.95


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The Cooktown Railway

The Cooktown Railway

 

Few railways have had a history as unusual as that of the 67 mile Cooktown Railway in North Queensland, thatoperated from 1885 until 1961.

The story of the Cooktown Railway is a fascinating one, as much part of the history of Cooktown as the repairing of Captain Cook's holed "Endeavour" there in 1770. Those interested in the history of North Queensland, and railway enthusiasts generally, will find much of interest in this book, which records Australia's most unusual railway.



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$18.95


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Diesel Spectrum - Queensland - The Blue and White Era (BOOK)

Diesel Spectrum - Queensland - The Blue and White Era (BOOK)

From the time the Queensland Government Railways introduced its first mainline diesel-electric locomotives in November 1952, it adopted a standard livery of blue, white and grey. QR retained these basic colours for nearly forty years - far longer than any other state-run railway system in Australia...





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Laheys’ Canungra Tramway (BOOK)

Laheys’ Canungra Tramway (BOOK)

Canungra, 65 km south of Brisbanein the foothills of the McPherson Ranges was wheree Lahey brothers developed a large timber milling enterprise, starting in the 1880s. Transport of the logs became a major problem as distances to be travelled became too great for bullock teams to handle economically.

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$14.95


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To the Setting Sun (BOOK)

To the Setting Sun (BOOK)

THIS ITEM IS DISCONTINUED

Construction of a railway from Rockhampton to Longreach, between 1865 and 1892, was a prodigious undertaking of the last century. As the rails reached out year after year through heat and bitter cold, through dust and flood, built with sweat and strain and hand tools, the towns along its length were created and the surrounding districts opened up.



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$19.95


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