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.
The railway Station Master was a feature of life in Western Australia for 120 years. In rural towns he was one of the few civil servants who would always be there. Other station masters worked where there were no towns - still vital to ensure safe movement of passengers and freight.
In this book, researcher Jeff Austin has chronicled not only the era and role of the Station master, but has listed them all by name and dates. An index to surnames make the book equally valuable for genealogy and local history research.
160 pages, historical photos including colour.
Published 2007 by Rail Heritage WA, this book tells the story of rail passenger services in Western Australia, from 1876 to the present.
288 pages, A4 size, over 260 photos (many in colour), soft cover.
Stunning new edition of this classic work. Covers the locomotives and the railways of timber mills, goldfields firewood lines, rail construction contractors.
304 pages, profusely illustrated, many scale drawings at 1:64 for modelling. Hard bound with colour dust jacket.