Railways of Tasmania’s Wild West
By Nick Anchen
Published by Sierra Publishing
160 pages, hard cover, landscape format 282mm x 225mm, over 200 photographs, many in colour, many never previously published.
Tasmania’s wild West Coast contained some of the most fascinating railways and tramways ever constructed in Australia. Built to tap the fabulous mineral wealth of mines such as Mount Bischoff and Mount Lyell, the remarkable engineering feats of these iron roads in the wilderness became the stuff of legend.
Through the intriguing memories of locomotives enginemen, track gangers, ‘railway children’ and adventurous travellers – complimented by a wonderful collection of photographic images – Railways of Tasmania’s Wild West tells the story of life in one of Australia’s most enchanting regions.