Rails to Rubicon
A History of the Rubicon Forest
Published by the LRRSA
Book is expected to be printed by the end of November. Pre-Publication price available to 31 October after which the price will be $49.50 ($37.13 for LRRSA Members)
Please note, if you order other books at the same time they will all be sent to you in one parcel when Rails to Rubicon is printed. This is to save postage costs
Hard cover, 200 pages, A4 size, 240 photographs and maps, bibliography, references, and index
This book by Peter Evans was published by the LRRSA in 1994 and has been out of print for about 15 years. A second edition is about to go to the printer, and should be available by the end of November. It is a hard-cover book of A4 size with 200 pages and about 240 illustrations.
The book describes the 2 ft, 3 ft, and 3 ft 4½ in gauge tramways in Victoria’s Rubicon forest, and the 2 ft gauge tramway which connected the forest with Alexandra railway station. The tramways were used for the timber industry and for a hydro-electricity scheme.
Only minor changes have been made to the text, but photographic reproduction will be greatly improved, and better quality paper is being used. The maps are now in three colours with waterways in blue, and the rolling stock diagrams are now in colour. A few black and white photographs have been replaced with colour versions, and there are a couple of extra photographs.