The full story of the express which connects Perth and Bunbury every day - as it has now done for 70 years.
This popular train was launched in November 1947, and a special issue of the Westland has been compiled to present the story.
Includes numerous photos (inside and outside of the train), quotes and recollections from staff and passengers, and colour pages.
The complete story of the oldest engine in the Railway Museum, C1, also affectionately known as 'Katie'.
C1 and C2 were built in 1880 specifically for the opening of the Fremantle-Perth-Guildford railway, by the famous firm of Robert Stephenson & Son. But when traffic demands boomed after the 1890s gold rush, she soon proved too small for the main line but went on to a long life working in the timber forests.
The book also explains how 'Katie' was a copy of locomotives already built for New Zealand, where one has been restored and operates today.
Special edition of The Westland featuring Western Australian's steam era.
Detailed article records the early history of the PM and PMR classes, with previously unpublished information and dates.
Other articles record the story of steam two locomotive depots, Northam and Geraldton, and where to see steam in action in WA today.
Special photographic centre section features Steam operations around Perth, including 8 pages of colour.
Special edition of "The Westland", the feature article specially written by the late Bill Holmesby surveying the modernisation of Commonwealth railways 1950-1975.
Issued in time for the centenary of the start of construction of the trans-Australian railway from the west end, with historical coverage and new photos of the construction.
This special edition of The Westland (Issue 258) was devoted to the Mandurah line, a major extension of Perth's suburban rail passenger network. The line from Perth to Mandurah was officially opened for public use by the Premier on Sunday 23 December 2007. This book covers the situation before the line opened, the political discussion, planning, construction rolling stock and operation of the line, with many photos including colour images. 48 pages.
This special 64 page edition of the Westland journal tells the full story of the construction, opening and service of the south west's first public railway. It's also a guide to the South West Rail & Heritage Centre, located at Boyanup, with descriptions of the main exhibits, including the "Leschenault Lady" vintage train. Plus a list of all teh station masters, and an interview with the last station master. There is also the story of railway catering in the region - the legendary 'railway pie'.