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Books available from Amazon Australia about Queensland's Railways and Australian railways in general. Also links to Australian on-line book stores specialising in Queensland's Railways history and Australian railways in general with books, DVDs and other merchandise that may be of interest.

Disclosure: The links to the Amazon books are Affiliate Links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission from Amazon if you click through and make a purchase. This commission helps me to defray some of the costs of this site's hosting fees and domain charges.


Qld Railway Stations and Isolated Stopping Places

Available in Kindle edition

by D.C. Robinson

Queensland Railways, stations, stopping places, isolated sidings, level crossings, junctions, classification of locomotives, goods vehicles, livestock vehicles, rolling stock, coaches, rail motors, employee manual, 1950, 120 pages.

Union Jack

Available in Paperback and Kindle editions.

by Dale Lorna Jacobsen

This dramatic political novel features a cast of rogues, opportunists and idealists set against a background of corruption, strikes and union bashing. Yet this is not the 1980s but the 1920s and Jack O'Leary, socialist, railway worker and fiery unionist, befriends Fred Paterson, a young lawyer who has joined the newly formed Communist Party of Australia.

Steel on Steel

Available in Hardcover and Kindle editions.

by Stephen Baines

Steel on Steel is the inside story of the privatisation of the freight arm of Queensland Rail, written by Stephen Baines, a senior executive involved intimately in the struggle for the railroad's future. An icon that touched every part of life in Queensland, QR was famously catapulted into the private sector in 2010 after more than 140 years of government ownership.

Queensland Railways 1902

Available in Kindle edition.

by D.C. Robinson

Queensland Australia Railways, 1902, Southern and Western Railway, Central Railway, branches, Northern Railway, Maryborough and Gympie Railway, Bundaberg & Mount Perry, Bundaberg & Gladstone, Sandgate, North Coast, South Coast, Mackay, Cooktown, Cairns, Normanton, Cleveland, and Bowen. 20 pages, Map from 1914. Extracted from Slater's Almanac.


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Steam Australia

Available in Paperback edition

by Tim Fischer

If you are passionate about steam locomotives, or know someone who is, then Steam Australia is the perfect companion. Tim Fischer takes readers into the fascinating and grand story of steam transportation over ten vital decades of transformation in Australia's history.

Queensland Transcontinental Railway

Available in Paperback edition.

by Robert Mackenzie Watson

Queensland Transcontinental Railway. Field notes and reports with maps showing positions of various camps This book, Queensland Transcontinental Railway, by Robert Mackenzie Watson, is a replication of a book originally published before 1883. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

Coastal Railways

Available in Kindle edition.

by D.C. Robinson and David Robinson

Beautiful Queensland, the Land of Variety, and the Holiday-Maker's Happy Hunting Ground, 1926, Queensland, New South Wales and Victorian Railway Commissioners. timetables: Melbourne to Wallangarra, across the Southern Highlands, over the Darling Downs, down the Main Range, into Brisbane, away to the north, through the Sugar Country, the Northern Wonderland, the Barron Gorge, the Atherton Tableland, Lakes Eacham and Barrine.

No Ones Child

Available in Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook editions.

by Judith McNeil

No One's Child is the moving memoir of Judith McNeil's childhood, growing up in outback Queensland, alongside the railway tracks that her father worked on. No easy life for these kids who were often referred to as 'railway-brats' as they continually moved from one small town to another following their father's work.


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Unifying Railway Gauges Australia

Available in Kindle edition

by D.C. Robinson

Unifying the railway gauges of Australia in 1921; Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, changing the railway gauges to unify the country.

Australian Railways and Tramways

Available in Kindle edition.

by D.C. Robinson

Australian Railways and Tramways, 50 years of progress, 1879-1929


Australian on-line bookstores specialising in Queensland Rail and other Australian rail related books, DVDs and merchandise. If you know of other good book stores selling rail related merchandise, particulalry Queensland and Australian related please let us know so I can add it to my list.

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The Australian Railway Historical Society Bookshop stocks a comprehensive range of railway related books, DVDs and merchandise on Queensland and Australian railways, as well as railways and related topics of interest from around the world.

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The Rail Shop specialises in merchandise and publications relating to the railways and tramways of Queensland, Australia.


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