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Byways of Steam - 23

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Byways of Steam - 23

Steam Loco Depots in NSW: Glenreagh and Dorrigo; Our Railway Heritage: West Maitland; A Southern Junction: Culcairn; Steaming on at Oberon; The Shop Order Book; In the Midst of Life: 2; A Tribute to Fred Saxon;

Steam Locomotive Depots in NSW: Glenreagh and Dorrigo, by Ray Love.

Continuing his series on the history of the locomotive depots in the state, Ray Love presents the life and times of the small locomotive out-depots at Glenreagh and Dorrigo. For 48 years Glenreagh, a small town on the NSW north coast between Coffs Harbour and Grafton, was the rail junction with the North Coast line and the 43-mile long branch line to Dorrigo, a town famous for its timber industry and produce. A small locomotive depot was established at Glenreagh (and, for some years also at Dorrigo) to serve the branch line traffic.

Our Railway Heritage: West Maitland, by Robert Booth.

Turning the clock back to the 1930s when railways were the main stay of our transportation system.

A Southern Junction: Culcairn, by Lloyd Holmes.

Lloyd was a station officer who served at a number of southern branch line and main southern line stations during his lengthy railway career. These locations included Corowa, Gerogery, Albury and Culcairn. where he spent ??? years of his railway career. The essay is a recollection of the history of the town and an insight into the early days of the busy railway junction and his working days there.

Steaming on at Oberon, by Leon Oberg.

Seeks out the origin of the boiler at an Oberon mill.

The Shop Order Book, by Ian Dunn.

Covers some of the history that can be researched from these valuable NSWGR volumes.

In the Midst of Life: 2, by Stephen Halgren.

Describing the night a truck full of celebrating locals knocked part of an over bridge into the path of the southbound Melbourne Express.

A Tribute to Fred Saxon, by Ian Wallace.

Ian, who worked closely with Fred, presents a tribute to a family man who loved life, loved his photography and made many friends along the way. A well-known railway photographer Fred Saxon passed away in January 2004 after a brief illness. Over many decades he took thousands of photographs, his favourite subjects being items of public transport, particularly trains, trams, trolley-buses and ferries with many of the photos being published. Fred had a strong affection for steam working. During the last decade of his life, Fred worked with the Eveleigh Press team on several books and essays.

Published: 2004

Pages: 120

Format: Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-876568-19-1