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Central Australia Railway - North Australia Railway - Trans-Australian Railway
'Outback Railwaymen - Life on the Commonwealth Railways' 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 - 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.
Outback Railwaymen - Life on the Commonwealth Railways
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.