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Australian Railways

Australian Railways

Australia's railways are as diverse and fascinating as the country itself and this stunning collection of images showcases the railways and stock.

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ISBN 9781445683706
Barcode 9781445683706
Published 15 April 2019 by Amberley Publishing
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Carter, Mark
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Nov 2019

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ISBN-13 9781445683706
ISBN-10 1445683709
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Nov 2019
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Publication Date 15 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Carter, Mark
Category Trains & Railways: General Interest
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Railroads - Pictorial works - Australia
NBS Text Trains & Railways: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 385.0994
Catalogue Code 953750

Description of this Book

Australia's railways are as diverse and fascinating as the country itself, providing as they do a fascinating array of operations, type and gauges relative to its small population base. Much of Australia's railway action takes place along its populated coastal strips, around the major coal-producing areas and on the corridors linking its major state capitals. In the major cities conventional suburban electric trains packed with commuters mingle with mile long freight trains. These contrast starkly with the giant iron ore trains operating in the remote Western Australian outback - the heaviest and longest trains in the world that serve the remote iron ore mines of Western Australia. At the other end of the spectrum a vast network of dinky 2-foot gauge railways moves up to 30 million tonnes a year of sugar cane to the mills. Despite the sparse population of the outback, rail lines cross the continent from north to south and from east to west with stainless steel streamlined passenger trains still providing long-distance tourist services such as The Ghan and The Indian Pacific.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mark Carter is an Adelaide based freelance journalist and researcher specialising in contemporary and historical transport issues, particularly rail. He has produced and self-published three books on Australian railways and has also been associated with the production of a number of books published by the National Railway Museum in Adelaide. He is also a keen photographer with a collection of over 50,000 images from around the world.

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