In From Grease to Gold Braid the author, Ken Ames, describes what it was like to work for the New South Wales Government Railways from 1952, when he started as an Acting Steam Engine Driver, through to 1986 when he retired as Station Master at Ingleburn. He takes us through the examinations and other attributes needed for promotion, and the social and working lives of the people in the towns in which the author worked.
A fascinating look at a time of great change for Australian railways and their staff.
20 maps/track plans.
176 pages and 112 b/w photos.