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Steam Australia : Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation - Tim Fischer

Steam Australia

Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation

Paperback Published: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 9780642279293
Number Of Pages: 264

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If you are passionate about steam locomotives, or know someone who is, then Steam Australia is the perfect companion.

 Tim Fischer takes readers into the fascinating and grand story of steam transportation over ten vital decades of transformation in Australia's history. This book is so much more than a history or a set of lists, it is about the great tapestry of transport weaved by the steam locomotive, and Tim details how the nation was galvanised with economic growth delivered by steam. Fischer tracks key steam locomotives that traversed Australia during critical stages of our nation's development and transported soldiers to fields of conflict as we fought in two world wars. 

For a century, from 1850 to 1950, steam locomotive haulage dominated Australia's various rail systems and, during that period, rail networks expanded from a few short routes in the big capital cities to huge networks reaching every corner of each state.  The book also covers the great named express trains hauled by steam locomotives over the decades: Puffing Billy, Robert Gordon Menzies, The Ghan. Special features include information on Albury's 'break of gauge' platform (where two state track systems met), the Amiens branch line (running through Pozieres and Passchendaele stations in Queensland), the 'garnishee' order against the Spirit of Progress, some important characters such as C.Y. O'Connor and many, many more fascinating topics.


Great informative book

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Bought this as a gift for a train nut - he loved it.

Canberra

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Steam Australia Book Arder

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Very well presented book with fabulous pictures and relevant in formation

Melbourne

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Historical Masterpiece

5

Bought this as a gift for a Steam Train Tragic. He reckons it's one of the best books he has read on the subject!

Rural Victoria

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Already A Fav Of My Husband

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My husband is a retired Engineer and has always had a love of all things Steam powered. This book would suit anyone with even a passing interest in early Australia.

Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia

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Steam Australia by Tim Fischer

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A well-researched book from a passionate rail fan. Nice photos combined with easy-to-read dialogue.

Lowood, QLD

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Already A Fav Of My Husband

5

My husband is a retired Engineer and has had and still has a love of all things Steam powered. This book was written for readers like him and for anyone interested in Steam Locomotives.

Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia

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Steam buff heaven.

5

Purchased for my dad as a gift. He loved it!

Sydney

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Good company

5

I really enjoy history of steam trains.

Western Australia

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Great book. Well worth the money.

5

Great for anyone interested in history of railway or of Australia.

Camperdown vic.

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Bought Back Some Great Memories

4

Tim has always been on the Railways side. This is a great way to show his interest and concerns.

Mudgee

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ISBN: 9780642279293
ISBN-10: 0642279292
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st November 2018
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 26.5 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 1.23

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