This impressive work of scholarship gives you almost enough information to build an AD60 and how to drive it.
Almost half the lengthy text is devoted to a very well written account of the working of goods trains with 60s esp Enfield to Broadmeadow and the strategies used to cope with the steep grades.
It's not just a picture book its an encyclopaedia of every detail, in a very elegantly presented volume.
226 pages. profusely illustrated. over 300 photos mostly B&W plus a 16 page colour section
drawings. diagrams and tables.
Very fine condition
164 pages. profusely illustrated. over 200 photos all B&W with large colour section
detailed text history of the Wolgan Valley railways, maps, tables,
Very fine condition. no scuffing
pub. 1999 NSW RTM
Trains and Collieries of the Belmont Line
118 pages. profusely illustrated. over 100 photos all B&W with some colour shots
Very fine condition. no scuffing. Soft Cover
pub. 1988 NSW RTM
244 pages. profusely illustrated. over 200 photos all B&W with large colour section
detailed text history of shale mining railways, maps, tables, index
Very good condition. some sunning and shelf scuffing
pub. 1974 ARHS soft cover
112 pages. profusely illustrated. over 150 photos all B&W with small colour section
detailed text history of coal railways, maps, tables, index
Very good condition.
pub. 1989 NSW RTM soft cover
260 pages. profusely illustrated. over 250 photos all B&W
detailed text many many tables lists and drawings
perfect condition. unmarked
pub. 1999 Eveleigh Press hard cover and dust jacket
An elegant publication comprising almost 150 photographic works of art by two famous rail enthusiasts
Hard Cover, 112 pages published by WriteLight 2006 In VERY FINE condition
foreword by radio personality and rail fan Clive Robertson
A book of photos to revel in and explore at great length. There are no snapshots in this book!
published in expanded 2nd edition 2011 by Kurrajong-Comleroy Historical Society.
32 pp. perfect condition. over 40 photos all B&W, many maps, timetables and station plans . A4 format
The line crossed the Hawkesbury on a shared road bridge of massive proportions, illustrated with many photos.
Construction and operation closely described.
An enjoyable read and a useful historical record.
The name says it all. The full histories of both lines with many historic photos A5 format
soft back. 60 pp. approx 50 photos All B&W
pub. Austrail Very Good condition
there are two copies: one Picton - Mittagong Loop Line (no date) brown cover
and Picton - Mittagong Main Line Railway yellow cover 1975 (illustrated)
make your selection here
Reminiscences by enginemen, and biographies of rail staff. Too many to list easily these books are all in exceptionally good condition. Mostly hardcover (HC)
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Only one copy of each book is in stock.
A large collection of train books including mainly pictorial studies of loco types, lineside photographic essays, and some very impressive railway art photography (e'g' see "Among Their Favourites")
Four are elegant Hard Cover books (HC) All are in AS NEW condition unless otherwise indicated
A fine collection of books mainly Loco Profile topics plus lineside studies of stations, depots etc. Wholly pictorial
too many to describe individually. All approx 50 pages all soft cover all but one in full colour. Very fine condition
snapshot shows typical only
Too many to list separately. Photo shows a sample only
Mostly soft cover Some hard cover marked (HC)
All in Very Fine Condition
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an important work. 324 pages of fine photography, detailed text, tables, state by state fleet lists, and a comprehensive index.
By a famous rail observer, the result of years of deep research.
approx 200 photos all B&W.
The book is in Very Fine condition with some shelf rubbing.
Published 1988 by NSW Uni Press and State Rail NSW
248 pages, hard cover lavishly illustrated, mostly historic B&W and many colour photos.
A beautifully produced well-researched real history not just coffee table material.
This one copy in very fine condition, with unmarked dust cover.
This book is the rarest of the rare, on this subject by two respected researchers.
138 pp. published 1963 by AETA. Signed by author David Keenan, although not dedicated.
In very good condition, however the dust cover is torn on the front. It has been preserved by neatly -done lamination. Hard covers are undamaged and the binding is unaffected. The book has clearly been well-read so deserves gentle treatment.
over 100 photos all B&W, mostly by the authors. Most photos will never be seen elsewhere. Many maps, fleet lists,
Mechanical and electrical detail of the trains are studied closely, as well as all operational matters. Development of rolling stock, maintenance centres, Elcar, interurbans, electric locos such as 45 class and 46 class are described in detail. No other publication addresses the subject in this depth.
A classic study of Sydney's electric train system up to 1962.
Published 1976 by AETA. 96 pp. all B&W . Colour cover. approx 50 photos, many maps and fleet lists
A history of electric trains operated by NSWGR from 1926 to 1976.
In as new condition. A very rare, sought-after book.
Published 1979 by AETA. 96 pp. all B&W . Colour cover. approx 50 photos, destination roll details, many maps and fleet lists
A history of electrified system operated by Victorian Railways from 1919 to 1979, a period of 60 years.
In as new condition. A very rare, sought-after book.
by Christian Wolmar, a well-known author of deeply researched non-fiction.
If you have ever travelled on the London Tube, you will find this book fascinating
Every brick, tunnel and sleeper , first in the world, built and run by private enterprise until LPTB in 1933. The work of Frank Pick, Charles Holden’s stations, Metroland. B&W and colour photos, colour maps.This book is the master work on the history, building and operation of the Underground.
quote “If you’re thinking of coming out as a Tubehead this is the place to start”.
fine condition HARDBACK
350 pp. index and page notes (references)
By Len Whalley Hard cover. 64 pages over 60 photos all B&W
Interestingly, ALL photos are taken by photo flash , resulting in very fine detail of the subjects and an impressive work of art
Very well-produced on heavy gloss paper. All photos in high resolution (all steam, no diesel)
Interstate as well as NSWGR presented.
A nostalgic treat
pub by Ruskin Press 1968
The story of the Sydney-Perth standard gauge railway, beginning with the establishment of the Transcontinental .
published 1970 by Haldane. hardback. Maps, track specifications, and a chronology of events in the time of the line's construction.
166 pages about 20 photos all B&W. Good condition. The colour dustcover has been neatly preserved by lamination.
A rather graphic compilation of some train disasters of the last 150 years on Britain's railways.
The history of railway accidents and railway safety
307 pages 40 B&W photos index.
hard cover good condition. some scuffing of dust cover.