A Trail on the Rail
A railway history of the Ballarat to Skipton Rail trail
by Norman Houghton
first published in 2017
This book is intended for general readership and for walkers, cyclists and other users of the Rail Trail. The Rail Trail follows the course of the branch railway from Ballarat through the former gold towns west of Ballarat and the surrounding pastoral area.
The book draws on the book “Cross Country” by the same author and Jack McLean published in 1986 by Australian Railway Historical Society in which detailed information about the railway aspects of the line were given.
The soft-cover book of 52 pages features information about each locality along the trail as well as black/white, monochrome and colour images showing aspects of then and now.
The book is well illustrated with topical photographs, maps, documents, timetables, &c.
For posting, the book will be packed in a tough bag and further protected by bubble wrap. The book weighs, when packed, under 500g and it will be posted as a small parcel. Additional Postal services are available and will be charged at cost, upon request.
For posting to destinations outside Australia, Standard Airmail will be used at the most economical tracked rate. Faster but more expensive services are available on request and will be charged at cost.