Footplate The Victorian Engineman's New Zealand is a saga of steam trains from 1863 to 1901. Covers the old steam railway lines from Christchurch to Ferrymead , Invercargill, Wellington and the Far North. Dust-jacket sunned but otherwise fine.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 239 pages. SECONDHAND.
The story of the building and development of the New Zealand railway system. Circumscribed by geography and finance the achievement of a unified country wide system was no mean feat. Contains many interesting photographs.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback wiith dust jacket. 342 pages. SECONDHAND
An encyclopedia of New Zealand railways. A descriptive list of Main Lines, Branch and Industrial and Military lines, as well as the varied services offered by rail.
Grantham House, Wellington, 2003. Softback. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of 118 superb black and white photographs of NZ steam by railway photographer Sinclair. Superb and evocative portaits of a bygone romance of power, speed and steam.
Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealand posesses a network of railway lines ranging from the sub-tropical north of the North Island to the rain-swept hills of the west coast of the South. Steam trains traverse a spectacular landscape of great mountain ranges, vast snow-fed rivers, lush pastures and blue seas. The book is about the gradients and the gorges, the mountains and the mighty engines that worked over and through them.
Southern Press Ltd, wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of more than 70 of the finest New Zealand railway paintings by Stewart, published on the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1898.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealand's railways traverse a rugged landscape, bush covered hills, extensive alpine regions, deep ravines, and swirling rivers. They cross more than 2,000 bridges, one for every 2km of track, and some 180 tunnels. The author unfolds this remarkable story 'the great New Zealand adventure', the building and operation of a spectacular railway system.
Grantham House, Wellington, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrated with over 300 photographs this book recalls to life the changing face of the railways over 140 years. The good old days of steam receive rightful coverage, but the contribution of modern motive power is not neglected.
Harper Collins, Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The lively and informative illustrated story of twelve great New Zealand Railway journeys, from one end of the country to the other.
Exisle Publishing, Ltd., Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
A selection of magnificent colour photographs of New Zealand steam trains on the main and branch lines.
Harper Collins Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A pictorial documentary of the years 1955-1995 on New Zealand railways; a period that coincides with the end of one era, the whole of the second and the beginning of the third.
Harper Collins Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A popular social history of the railways and rail travel, that tells the story of the development of the rail network and the changes that have taken place since the first track was laid in 1861.
Whitcoulls, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A survey of the time when railways dominated the New Zealand passenger transport system, the golden age of the steam locomotive and the passenger express. First published in 1982.
Dunmore Press Co Ltd., Palmerston North, 1994. Softback. 147 pages. SECONDHAND
The author remembers the incredibly varied journeys he has taken by train throughout New Zealand. Well illustrated.
Exisle Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. NEW
The history of the locomotives owned by NZR. Numbering over one thousand they were enormously varied, ranging from a little over five tons to almost 148 tons, and from the occasional failure to trend setting designs of international significance. Largest collection of photographs ever assembled in a single volume.
The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society, Wellington, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 336 pages. NEW
A selection of 30 significant NZ Railway locomotives artistically illustrated in superb detail and with an informative text by Bob Stott.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 72 pages. SECONDHAND
The diesel, petrol and electric motive power of Kiwi Rail and its predecessors and the current industrial railways of the country as at 31 December 2017.
NZ Railway & Locomotive Society, Lower Hutt, 2018. Softback. 84 pages. NEW
Blueprint style diagrams of rolling stock from New Zealand Railways. Book has no author or publication details. Landscape format in wire binding. Sheets printed on one side only. Minor insect damage to first page and minor wear to cover with a short tear.
Approx. 50 pages. SECONDHAND
Includes 19th century steam locomotives, early 20th century steam locomotives to 1931, the larger steam locomotives 1932 to 1956, electric and diesel locomotives and diesel railcars. Also dimensions and details of locomotive and railcar classes.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust Jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
The methods of identification used by New Zealand Railways. Includes locomotive names, makers of NZR locos, and the disposal of locos for industrial use and preservation. Errata slip at front.
The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society (Otago Branch) Inc., Dunedin, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 129 pages. SECONDHAND
The methods of identification used by New Zealand Railways. Includes locomotive names, makers of NZR locos, and the disposal of locos for industrial use and preservation. Errata slip at rear. First published in 1974, this is the revised Second Edition.
Otago Railway and Locomotive Society, Dunedin, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND
A research manual for those interested in the privately owned (non NZR) steam locomotive. Comprehensive listing with many illustrations. Scarce.
Locomotive Press, Christchurch, 1993. Softback. 66 pages. SECONDHAND
Tangiwai and other railway accidents. A well illustrated history from the earliest times. Revised edition.
Grantham House, Wellington, 1992. Softback. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
The completion of the Main Trunk Railway to the centre of the North Island was one of the boldest and most difficult surveying and construction ventures ever undertaken in New Zealand. This is the complete story of the surveying, construction, politics and social history of the line.
Collin Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
A fine record of a unique engineering achievement that played such an important part in the development of the country. Illustrated throughout with historic photographs.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 300 pages. SECONDHAND
The author tells of his experiences during a decade on the footplate during the depression years, living in the Railway Company huts in the North Island high country. There is a wealth of information about the various types of coal-fired steam locomotives in use then.
William Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND
The stories and experiences of a railway enthusiast who sent hundreds of hours riding the rails throughout New Zealand during their glory days of steam and deisel. Illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Kaimai Tunnell and East Coast Main Trunk Railway. Includes good information on tunnelling machinery and the bridges on the line. Illustrated.
Southern Press Ltd., Wellington, 1978. Softback. 63 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of the privately owned railway company that operated the line between Wellington and Palmerston North before being bought by the Government in 1908.
Southern Press, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND
Fairlie Branch Line memories, includes West Coast and Springfield Midland Line, Timaru, Oamaru 1965-70. Well illustrated.
Robert John, 2017. Softback. 118 pages. NEW
The story of the railway that today represents fully one quarter of the total rail network in New Zealand. Described are the exploits of those responsible for building the line and also the locomotives and trains that have run over it.
IPL Books, Wellington, 1992. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the Canterbury railway system from the earliest days when Canterbury inaugurated the age of Government railway operation on December 1, 1863 until 1878 soon after the abolition of Provincial Government. Signed with a dedication by the author.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of the men who built and maintained the Midland Line in Canterbury and the women who lived in the railway houses. A great social history of the Midland Line.
Yuilleen White, Renwick, 1998. Softcovers. 125 pages, illustrated. NEW
A history of the railway through the Southern Alps illustrated with historic photographs and modern colour photographs of trains in the scenic grandeur of the Alps.
Industrial Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 1987. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND
Published by the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society, this is a real steam enthusiasts book which brings to life through the photographs and text the workings of West Coast steam railways. The author began with NZR in 1952 at Greymouth. The Grey Valley, Ross, Reefton, Westport, Rewanui. Colour and black and white photographs throughout.
New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Incorporated, Wellington, 2015. Softback. 251 pages. NEW
A full account of the promotion and progress of the idea of a rail link from Christchurch in the East, through Arthur's Pass, to Greymouth on the West Coast. Details surveying, track laying and tunnel boring, as well as financial aspects of the project. Period advertising throughout. Rare. Some wear to paper covers, some loss to spine ends.
Lyttelton Times Co. Ltd for The Canterbury Progress League, Christchurch, 1923. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
Brings to life the memories of eight people who experienced the South Island Midland Line first hand. The memories mostly relate to the Springfield to Otira section of the line, from the 1920s onwards. There is also a detailed overview of the history of the line together with a 53 page photo gallery covering the construction and later years of the railway. First published in 2009, this is a corrected reprint third edition.
Stephen and Matthew Wright, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
This is a memoir and a history of the once large and busy railway workshops at Addington, Christchurch that were closed and dismantled in the early 1990's. It is well illustrated in colour and black and white with many photographs. A book for anyone with an interest in New Zealand railway history.
NZ Railway & Locamotive Society Ltd., Wellington, 2009. Softback. 112 pages. NEW.
An illustrated history of the tramway, built to transport the mineral wealth of the Ashburton Gorge to the Mount Somers railway station and beyond.
Canterbury Branch, NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 113 pages. SECONDHAND
Churchman describes the route of the Coastal Pacific Express as the story of the northern part of the South Island Main Trunk. It took 84 years to complete this 350 km route which traverses the North Canterbury hill country, the Kaikoura Coast and Marlborough. Numerous colour and back and white photographs.
IPL Books, Wellington, 1989. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Dunedin's Hillside Railways Workshops. From early beginnings up to the present, includes technical and social aspects of the workshops. Illustrations include colour photographs.
New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society, Wellington, 2015. Softback. 240 pages. NEW
An illustrated history of the Dunedin, Peninsula and Ocean Beach Railway Company and other suburban transport ventures.
The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1986. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND
A very thorough history of the early railways of Southland. The material was culled from contemporary Southland Times and Southland Daily News reports, complemented with with maps and historic photographs.
The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society, Wellington, 1965. Hardback, no dust jacket. 72 pages. SECONDHAND
This book contains fascinating accounts of the vital link that serviced the Southland community for over 150 years. The line opened for freight and passengerservices in 1867, later carrying schoolchildren from the 1880's until 1967.
SBHS Old Boys Association, Invercargill, 2019. Softback. 218 pages. NEW
A close look at the more significant railway accidents involving diesel and electric locomotives since the end of World War Two. Fully illustrated.
IPL Publishing Group, Wellington, 1992. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
The Railway Travelling Post Offices of New Zealand. Post Office mailrooms in railway carriages where mail was sorted en-route to the final destination. Handbook No. 12.
Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Inc., Wellington, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
To house railways workers an Architectural Branch within New Zealand Railways was formed under George Troup. This book gives the full details of the buildings and settlements that sprang up wherever the rails went.
New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society, Petone, 2017. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 142 pages. NEW
A comprehensive and well illustrated history of the locomotives and bush tramways built to transport felled timber to the sawmills and then the sawn timber to railheads and wharves, and the men who operated them under basic conditions using a full measure of Kiwi ingenuity.
IPL Books, Wellington, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
The Colonial Sugar Refining Company's light railways of Fiji. The story of 470 miles of 2ft. guage railways and ninety 2ft. guage locomotives used in the sugar-cane industry.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 107 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
A complete record of all locomotives owned by the New South Wales Government Railways between the years 1855 to 1965. Brief tecchnical details of each type is included together with excellent photographs. First published in 1955 this is the revised and expanded edition.
The Australian Railway Historical Society, Sydney, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 143 pages. SECONDHAND
A well illustrated description of Australian railways and railway life and railway people through history. First published in 1983.
J.M. Dent Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND
Tasmania's West Coast Railway. Well illustrated with maps, historic photos and more recent ones. THIS COPY is limited to 500 numbered copies, is signed by the author, and also has a presentation inscription from Jim Berryman to first page, with an enclosed letter from him.
Lou Rae, Tasmania, 2003. Hardback with no dust jacket. 109 pages. SECONDHAND
A world wide survey of railway operation and equipment, profusley illustrated with locomotives and rolling stock, includes NZ Railways. 80 pages of manufacturer's advertising.
Sampson Low, London, 1962. Hardback, no dust jacket. 435 pages. SECONDHAND
Complete history of the railway line between Exeter and Newton-Abbot, with many photographs and diagrams. From construction to eventual decline. THIS BOOK may incur an excess shipping charge for overseas destinations due to weight.
Platform 5 Publishing Ltd., Sheffield, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 252 pages. SECONDHAND
Comprehensive account of the electrically powered railway that serviced Liverpool's Docklands. Technical details and with diagrams and illustrations. THIS COPY has a strip of electrical tape reinforcing the reverse of the top edge of the dust jacket.
Railway World Limited, London, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 199 pages. SECONDHAND
Photographic record of the last days of steam in the North and South Islands. Mainly photos but good detailed captions.
R A John. Softback. 72 pages. SECONDHAND
An account and investigation into the fatal collision of 11 March 1899. Discusses the official inquest of the times and technical aspects. THIS COPY has some rail related postal stamps attached to the cover.
Canterbury Branch, NZ Railway and Locomotive Society, (1960?), Softback. 32 pages. SECONDHAND