When the Australian timber industry was first developing in the 19th Century, transport was a major problem. One solution was to use railways of the most primitive sort using horse haulage, wooden rails, steep grades, sharp curves and few earthworks. Thus was born the timber tramway. Some were more advanced, using steam locos and steel rails, but all had a character of their own, far removed from conventional railways. In Queensland they operated from the 1860s to the 1930s and this book sets out to describe all those known to the author.
104 pages and contains many previously unpublished photos and has many maps showing the locations of the tramlines.
Published by the Light Railway Research Society of Australia