Publication Catalogue

December 2015

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More Than Just A Place Of Work

A History of Dunedin’s Hillside Railway Workshops
Author Ian Dougherty
Standing tall in South Dunedin, Hillside Railway Workshops was a
significant employer and generator of tradesmen for 138 years. Known for its
prodigious manufacture of wagons, carriages and locomotives, this book
details these Hillside fine products. As a wagon and locomotive repair shop,
Hillside was strategically important, but as well as the all-important output,
accomplished author Ian Dougherty captures what it was like to work at
Hillside.
Card covers, 240 pp, 160 black & white and 80 colour photographs.

NZ $65.00  AU $74.00  NA $94.00  EU $94.00  RoW $96.00

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A West Coast Engineman

Ian takes us on a journey about the West Coast as a Greymouth-based NZR fireman from 1962 to 1970. Relieving at the various West Coast depots, Ian provides insight on what it was like “getting down the road” on the various lines and classes of engines. The vagaries of narrow grate engines through to the “modern” J class are all discussed. Covering the golden age of steam on the Coast, without doubt this is a book for lovers of NZR steam in the 60’s.

A4 portrait format, 163 black and white and 99 colour photographs, 2 maps, track plan, and diagrams, 251 pages, card covers.

NZ $65.00  AU $74.00  NA $94.00  EU $94.00  RoW $96.00 . . Post free to your door.

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NZR Stand Alone Mechanical Signal Boxes

Of the HJ Wynne Era 1900-1929

John Fitzgerald
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The NZR signal box stood sentinel over junctions and railway
station precincts for over 80 years. Packed full of photographs,
signalling and interlock track diagrams, all 129 signal boxes are
covered in this book. Card covers, 271 pp, 130 b&w
photographs, signalling and interlocking track diagrams, and
signal box diagrams.

NZ $65.00 AU $79.00 NA $97.00 EU $97.00 RoW $99.00
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Reflections on Charming Creek
Mills and Mines, Tramways and Walkways of a Pioneering West Coast Enclave

Bill Prebble
REPRINTED
The story of the South Island’s most picturesque timber and coal tramway
has been told at last. Morphing from an incline tramway to one hewn
through the Ngakawau gorge, damp track, sharp curvature, and steep
gradients combined with unbraked coal trucks made getting trains to
destination a challenge. The story of the men, this fledgling company and
how it coped with the Depression, war years, successive bridge failures, and
a riot add intrigue into this fascinating operation. Card covers, A4 portrait
format, 188 pp, 77 b&w and 31 colour photographs, maps diagrams, and
track plans.

NZ $53.00 AU $63.00 NA $75.00 EU $76.00 RoW $79.00
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The NZR Steam Locomotive

Sean Millar

This noteworthy book covers the development and operation of the
NZR Steam Locomotive. Bringing together later day research on individual
classes Sean Millar incorporates much previously unpublished material. All
NZR classes are featured from the formative years through to final
development. Photographs of each class elucidate the chronological evolution
caused by either technological improvements or rebuilding to accommodate
workplace changes. Lavishly illustrated, this book is a visual feast, featuring
numerous previously unpublished photographs. 615 black and white
photographs, A4 portrait format, 336 pp, hard-back with dust jacket.

NZ $75.00 AU $85.00 NA $110.00 EU $120.00 RoW $120.00
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Wellington’s Railways
Colonial Steam to Matangi

David Parsons

This book is an illustrated record of the Wellington suburban system and its
associated infrastructure and motive power. It starts in the middle of the
nineteenth century and illustrates the evolution of the system through to the
Matangi units. It also features rail ferries, rail-air, tramway system, and railway
museums within the suburban area. A4 portrait format, 206pp, card covers,
heavily illustrated with 78 black and white and 106 colour photographs, plus
maps.

NZ $57.50 AU $68.00 NA $80.00 EU $80.00 RoW $80.00
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Trains on the Trunk

Compiled by Graeme Carter

Trains on the Trunk is a celebration of over 100 years of
construction and operation on the most important railway in
New Zealand. A4 landscape format, 100 pp, card covers, packed
with black and white and colour photographs of construction,
the railway infrastructure, and trains hauled by various forms of
locomotive.

NZ $45.00 AU $52.50 NA $59.00 EU $61.00 RoW $61.00
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Addington Railway Workshops
Working With Wood

Keith G. Brown

The first book to document Addington’s leading role in the manufacture
and repair of rolling stock for NZR, as a tradesman carpenter at Addington
for 38 years Keith Brown provides a fascinating look behind the fence of
this once-famous facility. A4 portrait format, 112pp, card covers, lavishly
illustrated with black and white and colour photographs, building layout
and track plan.

NZ $49.00 AU $57.50 NA $64.00 EU $66.00 RoW $ 66.00
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Denniston’s Incline
Coal From The Clouds

Edited by Bill Prebble

Regarded as one of the steepest inclines in the world operating full-size
railway wagons, the history, functional operation, supporting lines and
Westport wharf operation are covered in detail. A4 size, 96pp, card covers,
well illustrated with black and white and colour photographs, maps,
drawings and track plans.

NZ $47.50 AU $54.50 NA $65.50 EU $65.50 RoW $65.50
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North Island Branch Lines

Bruce Hermann

Featuring most North Island branch lines in the steam and diesel era,
this work features interesting and well-reproduced scenes typical of
daily operation. This attractive book of A4 size has card covers, 74
pp, crammed with b&w and colour photographs representing trains
on each line.

NZ $39.50 AU $47.50 NA $54.50 EU $55.50 RoW $57.50
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Rimutaka Railway

Norman Cameron

The story of the Fell incline operation over the Rimutaka ranges is
legendary and is faithfully captured in this classic book. Revised and
reprinted, with many previously unpublished photographs, this new
edition incorporates new chapters on the Rimutaka Rail Trail and
Fell Museum. A4, 108pp, card covers, b&w and colour photographs.

NZ $37.50 AU $45.00 NA $53.00 EU $53.00 RoW $53.00
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New Zealand Railway Reflections

Peter Mellor

This album well illustrates the New Zealand railway scene from an
enthusiasts’ perspective in the 1950s. An easy reading style coupled
with 150 interesting and well-reproduced photos make this a
particularly attractive book that appeals equally to the enthusiast or
casual observer. Case bound, A4 size, 128pp.

NZ $30.00 AU $38.00 RoW $53.00
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New Zealand Railway Motive Power

David Parsons

Covering diesel, electric, railcar and multiple-unit motive power, this is a
valuable guide for the enthusiast. Builders information, road numbers,
makers numbers, location and date into service are covered within this
invaluable publication. Additional detail includes self-propelled track
maintenance vehicles, industrial locomotives, and motive power lists. A4
size, 64pp, illustrated with black and white photos of each class of motive
power.

NZ $34.00 AU $42.00 RoW $46.00
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Uncommon Carrier

K.R. Cassells

This ambiguous title covers the history of the Wellington & Manawatu
Railway Company operations from 1882 until takeover by New Zealand
Government Railways in 1908. Well illustrated, this book covers the
influence of North American design of motive power and rolling stock.
Case bound, 24cm x 18cm, 208pp, black and white photographs, plans,
rolling stock drawings and track diagrams.

NZ $30.00 AU $38.00 RoW $51.00
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Cane Train

Peter Dyer and Peter Hodge

This is the definitive story of the narrow gauge sugar cane railways of Fiji.
A system once featuring 800 kilometres of 2 foot gauge track and 143
locomotives, this well-researched book delivers a full account of this
fascinating operation. Case bound, 24cm x 18cm, 178 pp, lavishly
illustrated with 128 photographs plus maps and line drawings.

NZ $24.00 AU $32.00 RoW $45.00
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More Footplate Memories

Rex Hercock

The people met and incidents that occurred can make daily life interesting
on the rails. In this account, engine driver Rex Hercock recounts many of
those stories and illustrates them with his own sketches, faithfully
capturing the flavour of the moment. Card covers, A4 size, 52pp.

NZ $25.00 AU $29.50 RoW $36.00
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Sleepers Beneath My Wheels

M.D. Hazeldine

Life of an engine driver is frequently all but straight-forward. In this
account, engine driver Mick Hazeldine recalls anecdotes of his life on the
footplate in the South Island. Illustrated with black and white photographs
covering the area and period 1944 to 1984, this is a great read. Card covers,
24cm x 18cm, 80pp.

NZ $18.00 AU $22.00 RoW $28.00
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Beyond Dashwood

Rob Merrifield

Construction of the scenic but difficult line running along the South Island
upper east coast between Dashwood and Kaikoura is covered in detail in
this interesting book. Also covered is operation of the line and changes to
rail traffic after the introduction of the Cook Strait rail ferries. Card covers,
illustrated with black and white and colour photographs, 24cm x 18cm, 96
pp.

NZ $18.00 AU $22.50 RoW $29.00
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A Compendium of Railway Construction
Part 3: Nelson and West Coast Region

F.K. Roberts

Forging of railways through the land, construction of tunnels, bridges and
other civil engineering are covered in detail. Accompanied by maps,
gradient diagrams, plus interesting photographs of construction and
operation. Paper covers, 24cm x 18cm, 64pp.

NZ $17.00 AU $21.00 RoW $22.00
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A Compendium of Railway Construction
Part 2: North Island Main Trunk

F.K. Roberts

Forging of the main trunk between Te Kuiti and Marton, construction of
tunnels, bridges and other civil engineering feats are covered in detail.
Accompanied with maps, diagrams, and 58 interesting photographs of
construction and operation. Paper covers, 24cm x 18cm, 64pp.

NZ $14.00 AU $18.00 RoW $20.00
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South Island Diesel Scene

Compiled by G.R. Rossiter

An interesting selection of black and white and colour photographs showing
diesel-hauled trains at work in the South Island landscape during the 1970s
and 1980s. Paper covers, 24cm x 18cm, 32pp.

NZ $13.00 AU $17.00 RoW $18.00
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NZR Freight Rolling Stock Plan Book.
Volume 1

Fred Lee

Each wagon is represented by detailed drawings and prototype
photographs of the wagons in service. Variants included –
classes F, H, JC, KC, KP, L, LA, MC, NH, T, UC, URC, USK, XC,
ZP. A must-have for modellers and those interested in the evolution
of NZR’s wagon fleet. Card covers, A4 size, 48pp.

NZ $24.00 AU $28.00 RoW $34.00
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NZR Freight Rolling Stock Plan Book.
Volume 2

Fred Lee

Each wagon is represented by detailed drawings and prototype
photographs of the wagons in service. Variants included – classes BT,
F, LC, N, Q, R, UBW, UC, UD, UR, URL, VS, XP, YC, Z. A must-
have for modellers and those interested in the evolution of NZR’s
wagon fleet. Card covers, A4 size, 48pp.

NZ $24.00 AU $28.00 RoW $35.00
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NZR Working Timetable Reprint
Auckland Section 1884

Compiled by T.A. McGavin

This is a facsimile reprint of the original working timetable for the
Auckland section in 1884. It delivers much insight to the structures extant
and operation of traffic at that time. Card covers, 24cm x 18cm, 22pp.

NZ $7.00 AU $8.00 RoW $9.00
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Auckland Railway Workshops 1875-1992

E.J. McClare

An account of workshop operations at Newmarket and Otahuhu sites is
covered by way of separate chapters. Includes many interesting black and
white photographs. Paper covers, A4 size, 30pp.

NZ $12.00 AU $16.00 RoW $17.00
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F163 Class F Locomotive

R.B and E.R Alexander

Covering some background on the F class design, this book focuses on
the history and operation of F163 in NZR service and later in preservation
as a main-line locomotive. Paper covers, 24cm x 18cm, 16pp.

NZ $11.00 AU $15.00 RoW $16.00
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Some New Zealand Railway Scenes From
Norman Daniel’s Camera

Compiled by T.A. McGavin

An interesting selection of 34 colour photographs by Norman Daniel
showing diesel-hauled trains at work mainly in the North Island.
Paper covers, 21cm x 15cm, 20pp.

NZ $10.00 AU $14.00 RoW $16.00
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My Colouring Book of New Zealand Trains

Rex Hercock

Designed as children’s colouring book, an interesting selection of
sketches are provided. Just add imagination and coloured pencils.
Card covers, A4 size, 16pp.

NZ $7.00 AU $11.00 RoW $13.00
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Private Railways in Hawke’s Bay

A.C. Bellamy

A detailed account of the various industrial railways and bush tramways
once common in Hawke’s Bay. Includes map and 31 photographs. Paper
covers, 24cm x 18cm, 24pp

NZ $7.00 AU $8.00 RoW $9.00
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Three Preserved Steam Locomotives

G.J. McClare

A history and technical detail is provided on three steam locomotives
preserved by the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society – AB608,
WAB 794 and X442. Paper covers, 24cm x 18cm, 18 photographs, 14pp.

NZ $7.00 AU $8.00 RoW $9.00
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New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society Inc.
P.O.Box 5134, Wellington, New Zealand
March 2014