Liveries in the Landscape By Arkell, Richards, McInroy, Anderson
Liveries in the Landscape By Arkell, Richards, McInroy, Anderson
Liveries in the Landscape By Arkell, Richards, McInroy, Anderson
Liveries in the Landscape By Arkell, Richards, McInroy, Anderson

Liveries in the Landscape By Arkell, Richards, McInroy, Anderson

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Liveries in the Landscape By Arkell, Richards, McInroy, Anderson
 
Liveries in the Landscape By Arkell, Richards, McInroy, Anderson
Hard Cover
Copyright 1999
124 pages

New South Wales  1
Victoria  25
Tasmania  47
Queensland  59
Western Australia  81
South Australia  103
Australia's railways have certainly undergone radical changes in the past decade and a half.
Unprofitable branch lines have been closed along with "less than car load" traffic abolished in the pursuit of profits. New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia however have experienced an explosion in the haulage of mineral traffic; particularly coal for export.
Other developments have been the massive electrification scheme in Queensland, the electrification of the busiest main line in Australia (between Sydney and Newcastle) and whilst Sydney to Wollongong was commissioned during 1985 the wires were subsequently extended to Dapto during 1993. The Perth suburban system was modernised during the early 1990s with the introduction of electrification, and subsequent patronage increases in the mid to late 1990s have caused additional electric multiple-units to be purchased.
The 1980s and 1990s brought a rash of new liveries to rolling stock; especially locomotives. This was brought about by railway management desires to project a new image as systems became more commercially oriented.
With this outlook, new locomotives and rolling stock were ordered to replace the life-expired equipment which itself had replaced steam-era type equipment in the 1950s. Higher payloads could be hauled using the new equipment which reduced costs and was more productive. Small niche-operators such as Austrac, the Silverton Tramway Co. and the Northern Rivers Railroad in NSW as well as Great Northern Rail Services in Victoria acquired some of this equipment and subsequently rebuilt it for their own operations, or leased it to other rail users such as BHP Port Kembla or National Rail to alleviate motive power shortages.
The sale of Australian National in 1997 as well as the forthcoming privatisation of the Public Transport Corporation in Victoria and Westrail in Western Australia are likely to see further far-reaching changes to Australia's railways. We have experienced these changes and taken the time to record them at work or travelled extensively through the many and varied landscapes that is Australia. We as locomotive enginemen would like to thank our fellow workers for their co-operation and other railway staff who have provided information and answered many a question.

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