Focus on … Victoria’s Narrow Gauge Gembrook Line – Part Three
A Pictorial Tribute to the late Edward A. Downs, Railway Historian
Compiled by John Thompson
Published 2007 by Puffing Billy Preservation Society
42 pages A4 size landscape format, soft cover, 50 photographs most published for the first time.
A follow-up to Focus on … Victoria’s Narrow Gauge Gembrook Line Part Two and produced to the same high standard.
It starts with a continuation of photos of the Saturday morning train on 24 January 1948, hauled by 13A, including views at Gembrook, Cockatoo, crossing bridge No.8, taking water at the Water Tanks, crossing bridge No.5, crossing another train at Belgrave, en route to Upwey, and crossing bridge No.1.
Then follow a series of pictures taken in March 1954 showing an assortment of rolling stock at Upper Ferntree Gully, the locos, loco shed, and loco facilities at Upper Ferntree Gully, and the goods transfer facilities.
Then follows a series of pictures taken in January 1955 including Belgrave, Emerald, Fielder, Gembrook, Selby, Menzies Creek, Clematis, Nobelius Siding, Nobelius, Lakeside, and Wright stations.
As usual in this series the photographs are printed as duotones. They are sharp, well exposed, the composition is excellent, the detail is wonderful, and the captions are well written and informative.