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Byways of Steam - 29

Western Line Train Travel in January 1961; No.335 South; Steam Locomotive Depots in NSW: Binnaway; Byways of Steam Index: Volumes 1 to 29 and Encore

Volume 29 features 192 pages with essays on:

Western Line Train Travel in January 1961.
In the summer of 1961 author Ian Wallace and friend Geoff Percival spent part of their school holidays travelling through western New South Wales experiencing and recording steam operation at and around Parkes, Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst locomotive depots as well as various forms of western line passenger train travel. Western line mail train travel in 1961 is compared with that in 1949, when steam was still in its heyday. The essay is well illustrated with steam action at these locations and along the way.

No.335 South.
Typical of many goods train workings in NSW, No.335 South was a regular service between Sydney and Goulburn, conveying loading to Moss Vale and Goulburn. In the 1960s, during the last days of steam operation, this service received the attention of author Peter Attenborough who shares his recordings of the workings.

The Railways of Captain's Flat.
The discovery of rich mineral deposits at Captain's Flat, a location east of what was to become Canberra, resulted in several mining enterprises from the latter years of the nineteenth century with railways and tramways being used above and below ground in most of the various mining processes. Author Leon Oberg, provides an extensive essay that also draws on fascinating personal anecdotes from the people who actually built and worked the standard gauge branch line that junctioned with the Monaro line at Bungendore. The essay also tells in words and pictures the railway's role in the filming of the movie, Ned Kelly, which starred Mick Jagger.

Steam Locomotive Depots in NSW: Binnaway.
The feature essay in this volume is Ray Love's coverage of the steam locomotive depot that was located in the north-west of the state of New South Wales. Once again, in fine detail, Ray covers the history and operation of the depot with material from official files, his personal records, and many interviews with railwaymen. As usual there are many photographs and drawings that cover the steam era right from the beginning. This essay includes a number of departmental drawings of facilities such as the roundhouse, coal stages, etc.

There is also the Byways of Steam Index: Volumes 1 to 29 and Encore.
A complete index to the Byways of Steam series to date.


Category: Byways of Steam

Publisher: Eveleigh Press

EAN/ISBN: 978-1-876568-44-3

Published: 01/06/2013

Pages: 192

Volume: 29

Format: Softcover

Stock: Available



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