A fine collection of Australian rail history books has been acquired. Take a quick scroll down

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

$149.00

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Pansy - The Camden Tram

 

72 pp. perfect condition. over 40 photos , many maps, timetables  and station plans . 

 

Construction and operation closely described.

An enjoyable read and a useful historical record.

$20.00

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STANDARDS IN STEAM the 53 and 55 class by RG Preston. as new condition

245 pages. profusely illustrated. over 300 photos all B&W

diagrams and drawings.

Very fine condition soft cover

$80.00

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

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

diagrams and drawings. hard cover

Very fine condition some scuffing of dust cover

$90.00

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The 34 and 35 classes by M Morahan as new condition

224 pages. profusely illustrated. over 200 photos many colour B&W hard cover

diagrams and tables.

Very fine condition 

$50.00

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Locomotives of NSW 1855-1980 vol 1 by Alex Grunbach. as new condition

120 pages. profusely illustrated. over 100 photos all B&W soft cover

diagrams and tables.

Very fine condition 

$20.00

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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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A Guide to Australian Locomotion 2009 ed. by Walters Baker and Peadon. as new condition

284 pages. profusely illustrated. over 200 photos all colour soft cover

diagrams and tables.

Very fine condition 

$20.00

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Locomotives of the Commonwealth Railways by Fluck, Marshall and Wilson.

68 pages. profusely illustrated. over 60 photos all B&W soft cover

many diagrams and tables.

fair condition some scuffing cover loose

$10.00

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Coals to Maitland by Steve McNicol 1982

80 pp. over 50 photos all B&W. Maps, tables, loco and line histories. A very full coverage of this important system run to full main line standards, even to major rebuilds of locos.

An absorbing read

$20.00

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Locomotives of Australian National Railways by Fluck and Sampson.

68 pages. profusely illustrated. over 60 photos all B&W soft cover

many diagrams and tables.

very fine condition

$20.00

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Kings of the Iron Horse: AE Smith and FJ Shea. by David Burke. as new condition

biog. 248 pages.  illustrated. some photos  hard cover

 

Very fine condition 

$20.00

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Tuscan Terriers and Mallee Mustard Pots by Rod Milne

A whimsical title to a salute to classes 48 and 830 of the NSWGR. Many fleet tables, detailed text, 

48 pp 40 photos all B&W  2000 Railmac

Very Fine condition

$10.00

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Shire Horses and Jumbos by Rod Milne

A whimsical title to a close study of classes 45 and 442 of the NSWGR. Many fleet tables, detailed text, 

48 pp 20 photos all B&W  1998 Railmac

Very Fine condition

$10.00

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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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STA Railcars by Steve McNicol

short pictorial with detailed text and fleet lists

16 pp. 20 photos all B&W

1981 Railmac

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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 All $10.00

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. Photo shows sample only

$10.00

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Rail Books Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Photo Albums. All $10.00

A large selection 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. In New or AS NEW CONDITION. All $10.00 each

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 1850s to 1980s by Leon Oberg in As New Condition

 An important chronological work covering every loco from 1855 to the 90s. 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. 

$45.00

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Locomotives of Australia 1850s to 1990s Revised 3rd edition by Leon Oberg

 An important chronological work covering every loco from 1855 to the 90s. 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. 

$45.00

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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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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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