STANDARDS IN STEAM the 50 class by RG Preston. as new condition

245 pages. profusely illustrated. over 200 photos all B&W

diagrams and drawings.

Very fine condition some scuffing of dust cover

$120.00

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38 by John B Thompson as new condition

275 pages. profusely illustrated. over 250 photos all B&W

diagrams and drawings. appendices. workshop cards

Very fine condition

$45.00

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THE 60 CLASS by Groves, Wright and Morahan as new condition

 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

$190.00

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THE BIG ENGINES by Ken Groves, in as new condition

250 pages. profusely illustrated. over 200 photos all B&W with some colour sections

 drawings. diagrams and tables. 

Very fine condition

$190.00

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36 by John B Thompson, in as new condition

180 pages. profusely illustrated. over 200 photos all B&W with some colour sections

 drawings. diagrams and tables. 

Very fine condition

$160.00

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The Fifties, a Decade of Change by John Stormont, in as new condition

112 pages. profusely illustrated. over 200 photos all B&W with large colour section

all pictorial with lengthy captions

Very fine condition

pub. 1992 NSW RTM

$40.00

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Shays in the Valley by George Hicks and Dennis O'Brien in as new 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

$40.00

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Adamstown via Fernleigh by Ed Tonks in as new condition

Trains and Collieries of the Belmont Line

118 pages. profusely illustrated. over 100 photos all B&W with some colour shots

chronology, listings, 

Very fine condition. no scuffing. Soft Cover

pub. 1988 NSW RTM

$40.00

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The Shale Railways of NSW by GH Eardley and EM Stephens in very good condition

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

$40.00

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The Richmond Vale Railway by RG Preston in very fine condition

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

$40.00

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Coaching Stock of the NSW Railways vol. 1 by Cooke, Estell, Seckold, Beckhaus. in as new condition

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

$80.00

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Railway Portraits by Robert and Bruce Wheatley

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!

$90.00

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Pansy - The Richmond to Kurrajong Railway

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.

$10.00

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Picton - Mittagong Main Line Railway by Wiliam A Bayley and Picton - Mittagong Loop Line

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

$10.00

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NEW Book Collection: memories of steam by railwaymen

Reminiscences by enginemen, and biographies of rail staff. Too many to list easily these books are all in exceptionally good condition. Mostly hardcover (HC)

Choose your books by clicking on the list below.

Only one copy of each book is in stock.

$10.00

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Rail Books Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Photo Albums all $10.00

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

$10.00

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Train Hobby Publications: wide range. all books in as new condition

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

Value!

snapshot shows typical only

$10.00

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Line histories, Stations, Infrastructure, Bridges, ALL IN NEW or AS NEW CONDITION

Too many to list separately. Photo shows a sample only

Mostly soft cover Some hard cover marked  (HC)

All in Very Fine Condition

 

select from the list below. Postage is by total weight, not according to individual books

$10.00

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Locomotives of Australia by Leon Oberg in As New Condition

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. 

$90.00

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With Iron Rails. The history of Railways in New South Wales by David Burke

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.

$50.00

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First Stop Central by David Keenan and Howard Clark

Wow!

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.

$170.00

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The Electric Railways of New South Wales S. Dornan and R.G Henderson

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.

 

$75.00

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The Electric Railways of Victoria by S. Dornan and R.G Henderson

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.

 

$65.00

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The Subterranean Railway

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)

$25.00

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Flashlights on Steam

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

$10.00

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All Stations West by GH Fearnside

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.

$20.00

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A CHANGING DECADE

by John Dare

PICTORIAL to illustrate Victorian Rail 1970 to 19790 pp. new condition

pub. ARHS Vic. Div. 1986

soft cover 180 photos all B&W

Covers steam, diesel and electric

 

$19.00

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Steam Pictorial - from NSW RTM

published 1966

A very fine pictorial record of the locos of the NSWGR in the 60s   

80 pp 

B&W photos

very good condition

 

$10.00

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LIFE ON AUSTRALIAN LOCOMOTIVES

By David Barnett pub. Rosenberg 2015

soft cover . 200 pp. 40 photos all B&W  new condition

The men, the depots, the locos.

An historical study of life on the railways in all states of Aust.

Mostly steam 

$59.00

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RED FOR DANGER LTC Rolt

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.

$10.00

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