Day of the Goods Train by noted railway author Ron Preston follows the same format as Times of the Passenger Train volumes. This 256 A4 page, hard full-cover with dust jacket, diagrams, tables and over 300 photographs, this book is great value.
For over 110 years, the New South Wales Railwaysoperated steam hauled Goods Trains to carry an extensive range of commoditiesin an equally wide assortment of vehicles.
This book explores many aspects ofthese trains that were such a vital part of life for industries andcommunities, large and small in the cities and county towns of New South Wales.
Some of the specialised subjectscovered in this book include commodities hauled wagons used over many years,facilities built to load and unload the wagons, locomotives that hauled thetrains, how goods trains were organised and operated, trip trains, tarpaulinsand other specific topics, add anecdotes, stories and a wealth of expertinformation and Day of the Goods Train is a book no modeller or historian can afford not to have in their library.