The Subterranean Railway

by Christian Wolmar, a well-known author of deeply researched non-fiction.

 

The London Underground.

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”.

 

new condition PAPERBACK

332 pp. index and page notes (references)

$25.00

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The London Underground Tube Stock

by J. Graeme Bruce, a well-known author of deeply researched non-fiction.

 The London Underground. rolling stock 1900s on  and control gear, motors and bogies, train consists, and route maps

If you have ever travelled on the London Tube, you will find this book fascinating

new condition PAPERBACK

130 pp. 100 photos mostly B&W (references)

a bargain at only $10

$10.00

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125 Years of the Sydney to Parramatta Railway by RG Preston

152 pp. 50 photos many many route maps. Many historic photos from 19th Century

pub. 1980 NSW RTM

$10.00

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The Last Days of Steam

By Robert and Bruce Wheatley Hard cover.  90 pages  over 84 photos all B&W plus indexed captions giving locos, services, locations,  history 

Very well-produced on  heavy gloss paper. All photos in high resolution  (all steam, no diesel)

A look at the years up to 1967, season by season, showing many varied scenes all over NSW, both city and country. Every loco class imaginable, still operating in 1967,  is represented.

A nostalgic treat

$10.00

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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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Lucky Dip 1: A unique collection of books for train enthusiasts, including many rare titles

These books are in outstandingly good condition, some appear new and unread.

All are A5 format, mostly about  30+ pages,  with B&W photos generally one per page

Very good value for 12 rare train books

Hover the mouse over the photo to see the titles in close up

$59.00

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Lucky Dip 2: A unique collection of books for train enthusiasts, including many rare titles

These books are in outstandingly good condition, some appear new and unread.

All are A5 format,  some up to 70 pages, mostly about  30+ pages,  with B&W photos generally one per page

Very good value.                Hover the mouse over the photo to see the titles in close up

$69.00

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Lucky Dip 3: A unique collection of books for train enthusiasts, including many rare titles

These books are in outstandingly good condition, some appear new and unread.  

All are A5 format,  some up to 70 pages, mostly about  30+ pages,  with B&W photos generally one per page

The "LOCOMOTIVES in CHINA " book is much larger: 120 pages  approx 110 photos all B&W, giving full specs of over 100 engine types, diesel steam and electric

Very good value.                Hover the mouse over the photo to see the titles in close up

$99.00

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Picton - Mittagong Main Line Railway by Wiliam A Bayley

The name says it all. The full history of all the line with many historic photos  

soft back. 60 pp.  approx 50 photos All B&W  

pub. Austrail 1975 Very Good condition

$10.00

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Lines to the Lachlan

By Lawrance Ryan.  pub. ARHS 1993

192 pp.all B&W colour cover

100s of photos

History of lines around Cowra, with individual studies of all branches

$21.00

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Locomotive Guide -Thirlmere Railway Museum

By  Gifford Eardley, author of many highly respected Australian rail histories.

First published September 1973 by NSW RTM. Reprinted 1984 due to its huge popularity.

approx 60 pages, over 100 photos by many different photographers.

 

This copy is in n very good condition, with some very minimal scuffing of corners

 

A detailed description of all the NSWGR locos collected by the Rail Transport Museum, from 2 foot gauge 'Archie' to 60 class Beyer Garratt.

A table at the end gives vital statistics on every loco.

 

A fine collector's piece

$5.00

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OUT WEST photos by Tony Woodland

Photo study of the main western line Lithgow to Bathurst between 1971 and 1993

soft  cover 44 pp. 100 photos all B&W. Some steam, mostly diesel locos.

new condition

pub. Railmac 2011

$10.00

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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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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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722 Miles. The building of the New York Subways

The building, operation and lines of the world's largest suburban railway system all 722 miles of it!   Interesting to every transport enthusiast.

 

by Clifton Hood

 

The definitive history of the New York subways, one of the engineering marvels of the 20th century. Fascinating, entertaining, carefully researched. Highly readable. 10-page photo section.
Story of the companies who built the huge system entirely by  private enterprise.

Strong parallels to "Subterranean Railway" by Christian Wolmar on the London tube lines.

10 pages of photos  VGC

new     335 pages
 index, page notes, maps

$10.00

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RED FOR DANGER LTC Rolt

A rather graphic compilation of the awful train disasters of the last 150 years on Britains railways.


A history of railway accidnts and railway safety

 

307 pages 40 B&W photos  index.

 

hard cover good condition. some scuffing of dust cover.

$19.00

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The Lithgow ZigZag Railway

by Stephen Halgren

 

A brochure-style booklet giving history of the Zigzag, formation of the volunteer group, the rolling stock collection, difficulties imposed by NSWGR.
Front cover shows Viaduct No1 waiting for its first train as 1047 and two carriages steam over No 3 Viaduct during June 1981

 

very good condition 24 pp some colour

$5.00

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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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Along The Line - Tasmania's steam railways

Book I:

The Government Lines.

 Pictorial story of the enormous variety of steam haulage in Tas.

 60 pp   B&W photos

Book 2:

Private Lines 52 pp. 50 photos all B&W

Select your choice here >

$10.00

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SUBWAYS The Tracks That Built New York City by Lorraine Diehl

Hardback 124 pages over 100 photos mostly B&W some colour

pub. 2004, New York

How the subways of NY work, how they were built, why, and by whom, , and where the lines go.

Many maps, a valuable piece of social history.

 

 

$15.00

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On Shed at Mile End by RE Fluck and R Sampson

soft cover 84 pp. 60 photos all B&W

South Australian Railways scenes.

 

 

$10.00

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Impressions of Steam by Shane Mc Carthy

Hard cover 128 pp. 100 photos all B&W

From all over Australia some very fine artistic shots of steam railway locos

A treasury of steam train photos 

 

$10.00

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Sawdust and Steam by Norm Houghton

Soft cover 104 pp. 70 photos all B&W

steam rial at work in narrow gauge lines built solely for timber extraction from the 1860s

A treasury of steam train photos in unusual service

new condition

 

$10.00

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Generation One the first diesels diesel car sets and electric locos on NSWGR editor Shane O'Neil

 

Soft covers  60 pp.  60 photos all B&W

pub. 1975 ARHS

fair condition

$10.00

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