The start of the late John Dunn’s history of one of the most important manufacturers of railway equipment in Australia.
Copies of this book are hard to find and there aren’t too many left.
At the time when railroads were taming the wild west of the US, railways were also coming to Japan but Japan was looking to Europe, not the US, for the railway equipment they needed.
The Cudgewa branch was one of the toughest lines to operate in Victoria.
Scenically it was amazing but steep grades and tall wooden trestles made this line a challenge for train crews and management. And when the Snowy Mountains Scheme began this line began to get busy.
Nick Anchen brings this line to life with over 100 colour and B&W images and the personal recollections of the people who worked this line.
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A softbound reprinted catalogue that shows some of the locomotives that were delivered to countries around the world.
For 170 years British steam locomotive builders shipped their products around the world.
350 builders filled orders for large and small locomotives, narrow gauge to broad gauge, mammoth articulateds to diminutive 0-4-0T locomotives. This is the history of those builders.
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