Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover
Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover
Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover
Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover
Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover
Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover
Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover

Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover

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Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke Hard Cover
 
Railways of Australia By C C Singleton & David Burke
Hard Cover with damaged Dust Jacket
Copyright 1963  159 Pages
Contents
Eight O'clock ... Australia8
By Convict Push-Power27
Those Great Days Of Steam40
King Diesel Takes Over75
Trains With Titles88
How A Railway Runs111
The Private Railways132
List Of Locomotive Classes148

THE AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY SCENE is changing fast. We are seeing the transition from steam locomotives to diesels and electrics, the arrival of modern air-conditioned expresses, the gauge standardization of key routes. New lines are being built and old lines rebuilt to carry fabulous mineral wealth. Latest techniques have been mastered to handle traffic and attract business, freight trains move at 60 m.p.h., and the push-button era is promised with Centralized Traffic Control.
Railways of Australia tells about these spectacular developments, and takes us behind the scenes to show how a railway works.
The Australian railways are a vast enterprise. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, they handle a staggering volume of passengers and freight.
Their story is told, in text and pictures, against a romantic background-the battle of the broken gauges, the classic beauty of some of the greatest steam power, the enormous capacity of the all-conquering diesel, the glamour of the "titled" trains, and the nostalgic appeal of the lesser known private lines.
Railways of Australia will delight everyone who likes trains-from the keenest enthusiast to those who just like hearing a whistle call on a frosty night.
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