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FOOTPLATE THE VICTORIAN ENGINEMAN'S NEW ZEALAND
Gordon Troup
ISBN0589010964
$42.50

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.


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THE SPIRIT OF STEAM
Roy Sinclair
ISBN0723304270
$37.50

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


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NEW ZEALAND STEAM Spectacular
Derek Cross
ISBN0851532063
$47.50

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


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W.W. STEWART 20th C. New Zealand Railway Painter
Euan McQueen
ISBN1869340698
$47.50

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


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RAIL THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURE
Roy Sinclair
ISBN1869340132
$42.50

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


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THE RAILWAYS OF NEW ZEALAND A Journey Through History
Geoffrey Churchman and Tony Hurst
ISBN1869500156
$55.00

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


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THE RAILWAYS OF NEW ZEALAND A Journey Through History
Geoffrey B. Churchman & Tony Hurst
ISBN9780908876204
$47.50

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. First published in 1990, this is the second edition.

Transpress, Wellington, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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GREAT NEW ZEALAND RAILWAY JOURNEYS
Graham Hutchins
ISBN9781877437281
$35.00

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


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FAREWELL TO STEAM Four Decades of Change on NZ Railways
G.B. Churchman and Tony Hurst
ISBN9781869501877
$45.00

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


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LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE
Graham Hutchins
ISBN9780908988686
$45.00

Journeys from the Golden Age of New Zealand Railways. A celebration of a time when rail journeys provided excitement, companionship and a certain romance.

Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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RAILS ACROSS NEW ZEALAND
Matthew Wright
ISBN9781877327148
$37.50

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


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KINGS OF THE IRON ROAD Steam Passenger Trains of New Zealand
J.D. Mahoney
ISBN9780864692184
$42.50

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


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STOP THE TRAIN! I WANT TO GET ON
Graham Hutchins
ISBN9781775591399
$49.99

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


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THE NZR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
Sean Millar
ISBN9780908573899
$75.00

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


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CLASSIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES OF NEW ZEALAND Vol I
Eric Heath
ISBN9781869340360
$47.50

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


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NEW ZEALAND RAILWAY MOTIVE POWER
David Parsons
ISBN9780908573943
$50.00

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


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NZR ROLLING STOCK DATA
anon.
51029093
$55.00

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


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PRESERVED NZR LOCOMOTIVES AND RAILCARS
Neill J. Cooper
ISBN0908573332
$55.00

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


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REGISTER OF NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 1863-1971
W G Lloyd
510280623
$45.00

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


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NEW ZEALAND STEAM LOCOMOTIVES BY OFFICIAL NUMBER
Gerald Petrie
ISBN047302165X
$42.50

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


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SINGLE TRACK The Construction of the Maim Trunk Railway
R.S. Fletcher
ISBN0002169371
$45.00

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


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NORTH ISLAND MAIN TRUNK An Illustrated History
Bill Pierre
ISBN0589013165
$55.00

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


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MOUNTAIN ENGINEMEN
Tom Masterson
210240422
$37.50

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


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ENGINE PASS New Zealand Railways
D.B. Leitch
210201711
$37.50

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


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KAIMAI
Bob Stott
61028042
$45.00

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


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WEST OF THE TARARUAS
Douglas Hoy
410280211
$55.00

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


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SOUTH ISLAND STEAM MEMORIES
R A John
ISBN9780473404208
$47.50

Fairlie Branch Line memories, includes West Coast and Springfield Midland Line, Timaru, Oamaru 1965-70. Well illustrated.

Robert John, 2017. Softback. 118 pages. NEW


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SOUTH ISLAND MAIN TRUNK
Geoffrey B. Churchman & Tony Hurst
ISBN9780908876785
$37.50

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


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CANTERBURY PROVINCIAL RAILWAYS
W. A. Pierre
210220211
$85.00

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


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LIFE ALONG THE STEEL ROAD A Story of the Midland Railway
Yuilleen White
ISBN00473054655
$30.00

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


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A WEST COAST ENGINEMAN
Ian Tibbles
ISBN9780908573905
$65.00

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


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EAST AND WEST THE STORY OF THE MIDLAND RAILWAY
The Canterbury Progress League
61021151
$95.00

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


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THE MIDLAND LINE New Zealand's Trans-Alpine Railway
Geoffrey B. Churchman
ISBN0959783237
$37.50

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. First published in 1988, this is the Second Revised edition. Includes a plan of Arthurs Pass Station.

Industrial Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 1988. Softback. 40 pages plus photographic and diagrammatic section. SECONDHAND



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WEST OF THE DIVIDE. More Memories of the Midland Line
Stephen and Matthew Wright
ISBN9780473173685
$65.00

This second installment of Memories of the Midland Line series looks at the western section of the railway, primarily from Greymouth to Otira. Profusely illustrated, includes a section on West Coast stations. First published in 2010, this is a revised edition.

Two Wright Books, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 307 pages. NEW


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ADDINGTON RAILWAY WORKSHOPS. Working with Wood.
Keith G. Brown
ISBN9780908573868
$49.99

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. 


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THE MOUNT SOMERS TRAMWAY 1886-1943
I.D. Maffey
310211921
$47.50

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


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MORE THAN JUST A PLACE OF WORK
Ian Dougherty
ISBN9780908573912
$65.00

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


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DUNEDIN'S MATCHBOX RAILWAY
J.A. Dangerfield
ISBN0908573456
$37.50

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


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SOUTHLAND'S PIONEER RAILWAYS
J.O.P. Watt
310260411
$55.00

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


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MAILS BY RAIL IN NEW ZEALAND
Albert B Johnstone and Robin M Startup edited by Allan P Berry
ISBN0959788328
$155.00

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


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RAILWAY HOUSES OF NEW ZEALAND
Bruce Shalders
ISBN9780908573950
$49.99

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


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THE ERA OF THE BUSH TRAM IN NEW ZEALAND
Paul Mahoney
ISBN9780908876808
$95.00

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


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BALLOON STACKS AND SUGAR CANE
Peter Dyer and Peter Hodge
210220212
$75.00

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


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A CENTURY PLUS OF LOCOMOTIVES
New South Wales Railways
210220313
$85.00

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


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WHEN WE RODE THE RAILS
Patsy-Adam Smith
ISBN0867700580
$35.00

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


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THE ABT RAILWAY
Lou Rae
ISBN0959209883
$75.00

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


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WORLD RAILWAYS 1961-62
Henry Sampson, editor
210220914
$37.50

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


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EXTER-NEWTON ABBOT; A Railway History
Peter Kay
ISBN9781872524429
$85.00

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


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THE LIVERPOOL OVERHEAD RAILWAY 1893-1956
C E Box
710250611
$47.50

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