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AUSTRALIAN ORDERS, Page Three

Quality railway books from selected publishers.

Western Australian Steam - The South West Corner.

This book captures the last years of steam on the WA Government Railways in the 1960s.
Diesels replaced steam power in the dry north and east of Western Australia quickly in the 1950s, but steam locomotives continued to work hard in the south west until 1972. The editors have assembled a great coverage of steam working, and most photos are high quality, deserving and receiving full page space.

56 pages, all colour, good quality reproduction. Soft covers.

$45.00

Postage $8.00

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$45.00

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Elleker-Denmark-Nornalup 2nd edition, 2015, by Ross McGuinness.

This new second edition is a very detailed and complete book about the railway which once ran west from Elleker (near Albany) to Nornalup.
An amazing collection of photos, maps and other information has been located and included.
The book includes notes on the railway, its construction and operation, the timber milling industry around Denmark, with various recollections and items of local history.

474 pages, A4 size.

$99.00

Postage $15.00

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$99.00

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An Australian Locomotive Guide - 2nd Edition, by Peter Clark.

New revised second edition of the Guide book by loco expert Peter Clark with summary details of every locomotive type operating in Australia today - diesel, electric and surviving steam.
368 pages, mostly a page per class with photo, summary text and principal dimensions.
Up to date with locomotives delivered in 2014/15 to Roy Hill.
Many smaller industrial shunters are included as well as main line locomotives.

Ideal for reference or for identification in the field.

$35.90

Postage $14.00

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$35.90

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The Amery story; the railway people's vital part in developing rural Western Australia, by John Cox.

This interesting book is not just about Amery, a junction station between wheatbelt lines, but recounts the memories of numerous people to record the relationship between the railway and rural workers and residents. The author was stationed at Amery early in his career.

138 pp, A5 size, illustrated.
$29.00

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$29.00

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High Speed Trains, by Peter Clark.

Very interesting new book detailing many of the world's fastest trains, from the first Japanese Shinkansen ("Bullet Train") to the French record holder to Australia's best, with background on the why and wherefore.
Peter Clark is a professional mechanical engineer with experience in Australian Railways, and his experience shows.
210 x 285 mm, 192 pp, 100 colour plates
$39.50

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$39.50

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My desert backyard, by Julian Insall.

The author loves trains and the Australian outback, and this endearment is clear in his book. Often camping out to get good photos in the right lighting, this book shows modern trains in an outback setting which could only be Australia. Mostly on the trans-Australian line, but also in South Australia and the Northern Territory, over 80 photos are well reproduced in colour on quality paper.
Captions give the usual details of locos and locations, while the text recounts some of his trips, the pleasures and difficulties, and the background railway operations at the time.
$44.50

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$44.50

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To Greenhills and Beyond, by Allan Tilley.

A history of the York to Bruce Rock railway, the first of many light agricultural lines constructed to open up the wheat belt, and one of the survivors. These railways, built between about 1910 and 1930, were constructed by political decision to minimal standards, saddling the railway administration for decades afterwards with slow trains and inefficient operations.
The author has set this line in context, explain the background to the first railway in the area, then the long political battle, and then operation in steam and diesel eras. A good selection of photos are included, together with route map, gradient diagrams, references and index.

112 pages, numerous illustrations, good quality art paper.

Postage $8.00

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$22.00

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How Steam Works - DVD

This DVD contains 2 short videos.

"How Steam Works" explains how a steam locomotive works. Using the Western Australian "S" class as background, and a purpose-made moving graphic, this film explains how steam is generated and controlled.

"Midland's Might", the second video, features the Midland Workshops-built locomotive S549, now based at The Railway Museum in Bassendean. The ten members of the S class were the only steam locomotives entirely designed, built and operated in Western Australia.

Total running time approx. 10 mins. A low-resolution version of the first video features in our education pages.

Postage $5.00
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$10.00

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Commonwealth Railways GM Class, by Train Hobby.

GM1, famous as the first full size diesel locomotive to work across the Nullarbor, and the first into WA, is being restored by Rail Heritage WA for display, and for operation on special occasions. The Commonwealth Railways GM class Locomotive Profile looks at the workings and various liveries applied over the years to these stylish and impressive 'bulldog' units. Printed in colour.

Postage $10.00

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$49.50

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Trainee to Train-Controller by Cris Fitzhardinge.

A photographic account of a life on the railways in Western Australia 1992-2010. Over 250 colour photographs are included in this 100 page book, with locations from Leonora to Esperance, Perth to Cook and beyond. Great value.

Postage $10.00

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$39.00

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A history of WAGR passenger carriages.

Andy May and Bill Gray have compiled the ultimate reference to West Australian carriages, including those of major WA private railways. Up to date to the new Prospector and B series EMUs.

Postage $15.00.

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$89.00

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48 months, 48 minutes:
Building the Perth to Mandurah railway
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Clearance, price reduced, only $34.50 + ph!!

Brilliant record of this great project in text and pictures, plus stories of project people and a list of 8000+ names of workers involved. Generous sponsorship means a very reasonable price for this book of 314 pages and all colour photos, hard cover with dustjacket.

Postage $15.00

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$34.50

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Western Australia's Men of Steam.

Ron Kowald subtitles his book "stories of drama, humour and luck - they worked to keep the wheels turning" and has assembled a fascinating collection.
Many recollections of work and life as it was in steam days, together with potted background histories and over 100 photos. 130 pages.

Postage $10.00

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$29.50

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The Pinjarra-Narrogin railway.

New book by Roger Sallis gives a complete story of this railway, including the early politics, construction, government operation, closure and then resurrection of part as the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway.
Many photos, including colour, map, index. 230 pages.

Postage $15.00

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$42.50

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