This Was The Railway - Eric Marggraf (BOOK)
This book is an exposé of the photographic output of Eric Marggraf; considered by many to be Queensland's best railway photographer.
His innovative and unique approach wonderfully captures railways in Queensland during the 1960s.
Many of the images in this book come from an album of 8 x1 0s photographs Eric put together of what he considered his best. This album was small compared to his others but was loved by this family and became their favourite. The remaining images come from his larger albums which together contain over 6000 photos.
The content spans the short period from 1962 until 1972 and illustrates the last days of steam locomotive operation in Queensland. Most of the images are from southern Queensland where Eric has lived for most of his life. The captions are Eric's with additional notes from the editorial team.
Of the images in this book, nearly three-quarters are scenes from branch lines that are now closed. Almost all of the rolling stock shown is long gone so it is indeed This Was The Railway.
102 pages - 82 photographs presented in full page format
Hard cover with sleeve
28 x 34 x 2 cm