Amusement Railways of Australia
by Jim Longworth
Published by Transit Australia Publishing
Soft cover, 224 A4 pages, 450 photographs (335 in colour), 59 maps and "23 assorted illustrations".
A survey of over 150 years of miniature railways in the Australian amusement industry
Quoting the back cover: This book surveys over 150 years of miniature railways in the Australian amusement industry. Many lines have been closed, others remain open, and some flourish. For older readers the trains may evoke memories of a simpler, freer, more comprehendible past. One’s best effort was good enough. For younger readers the trains may provide a means to travel back in time into their forbears’ childhood. The trains presented herein provided tactile mechanical devices onto which the passengers could project their own imaginations to create the thrills of travelling by train through their own imagined spaces.