Life on the Commonwealth Railways
published by Sierra Publishing, Melbourne, 2019
‘Outback Railwaymen – Life on the Commonwealth Railways’ explores the life andtimes of three extraordinary railways, through the recollections andhumorous stories of a selection of retired railwaymen and women.
These were the hardy souls who kept the trains running through some of the harshest and most forbidding landscapes on Earth – the railways in the great ‘Back of Beyond’.
They endured appalling climatic conditions, with scorching summer temperatures, howling dust storms and raging floodwaters, along with the ever-present danger of accidents and derailments, and the overwhelming isolation and loneliness that is the Australian Outback.
Softbound with 248 pages, this fascinating publication contains stories from 22 former railwaymen and women, along with a selection of photographs, many never before seen.
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