Outback Railwaymen: Life on the Commonwealth Railways

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Author:   Nick Anchen
Publisher:   Peribo Pty Ltd
Format:   Softback
ISBN: 9780992538880
Product Id:   6235

This book explores the life and times of three extraordinary railways, through the recollections and humorous 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, in the great 'Back of Beyond.' They endured appalling climatic conditions, with scorching summer temperatures, howling dust storms and raging floodwaters, plus the ever-present danger of derailment and accident, along with the overwhelming isolation and loneliness that is the Australian Outback.