Byways of Steam 21

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Volume 21 contains;

  • The Campbelltown to Camden Railway, by Ian Dunn. This essay explores the origins, building and operation of the line, and the photos dwell particularly on the operations associated with the coal loader at Narellan in the late 1950s.
  • Bathurst’s 59 Class Bankers, by Peter Attenborough. This article looks at the role of those steam engines transferred to Bathurst, in particular the 59 class, which arrived at Bathurst at virtually the same time that mainline operations were drawing to a close.
  • Troy Junction, by Ray Love. In this essay, Ray Love reviews the history and traffic operations of the junction which at one-time incorporated stock yards, an abattoir and a quarry.
  • Kapooka, by Pat Turner & Ray Love. Retired engineman Pat Turner spent his entire railway career based at Junee, working on the main southern line. In this essay, Pat relates an incident at Kapooka, many years ago, at a time when all southern express trains required assistance in that area.
  • Traffic Officer, by Russell Bright. Traffic Officer Russell Bright opts for a less uncertain life style than that of a guard and becomes an assistant station master, initially at Binnaway. He moves through the grades of ASM by way of promotions to Narrabri West and then to Temora. Many of the normal duties, as well as several incidents along the way are described as Russells railway career advances.
  • In the Midst of Life, by Stephen Halgren. Eternal vigilance is required in whatever path we take, be it railway of every day. This essay recounts the tragic runaway and derailment of locomotive 5586 and the tragic death of Driver George Dixon at Eastwood in September 1940 which prompted railway poet Frank Brown to pen the ode Eastwood Fatality.


Publisher: Eveleigh Press

Published: 01/07/2003

Pages: 128

Format: Softcover

Additional information

Weight .7 kg
Dimensions 25 × 19 × 1 cm