Light Railways

Nos 51 to 75

Autumn 1975 to January 1982

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Download No. 75 January 1982:

Special issue featuring Australian timber tramways.

Download No. 74 October 1981:

Download No. 73 July 1981:

A special timber tramways issue, with timber tramways from three states.

Download No. 72 April 1981:

Download No. 71 January 1981:

Download No. 70 October 1980:

Download No. 69 July 1980:

Download No. 68 April 1980:

The same subject is covered in more depth in the book Britannia Creek, by Arthur Winzenreid, published by APW Productions in 1986. The book is out of print, but may be available on the second hand market.

Download No. 67 January 1980:

This is a special issue dealing exclusively with a 3 ft gauge wooden-railed horse-hauled timber tramway which operated from Whittlesea railway station (28 miles north of Melbourne). The tramway ran mostly along the Yea Road to Flowerdale and Kinglake, and had many branches. It operated from 1912 to 1926. The article includes detailed maps, many photographs, and very well written text - including a day in the life of a driver.

Download No. 66 October 1979:

A special issue providing an overview of Australia's sugar tramways.

Download No. 65 July 1979:

A special issue describing Baldwin 4-10-1/2C class 3 ft 6 in gauge 0-4-0ST locomotives in Australia.

Download No. 64 April 1979:

Download No. 63 January 1979:

Download No. 62 October 1978:

  • Silk's tramway, Irrewillipe (Victoria)
  • Tasmanian interlude - photographs of Salmon River tramway, the Magnet tramway, and the Mount Lyell Railway
  • Letters

  • Download No. 61 July 1978:

  • Munro's Hampton tramway (Queensland)

  • A special issue recording the history of an interesting 2 ft 6 in gauge timber tramway which used two A class Shay locomotives. Includes 14 photographs, some of which are historic gems, five maps and diagrams, and a scale drawing of Lima Shay locomotive, builder's number 2097.

    Download No. 60 April 1978:

    A special 44 page issue dealing with the 2 ft and standard gauge railways serving the Corrimal Colliery. Includes scale drawings of four 2 ft gauge steam locos, eight other diagrams and maps, and 37 photographs.

    Download No. 59 January 1978:

    Download No. 58 October 1977:

    Download No. 57 Spring 1976:

    Download No. 56 Winter 1976:

    Download No. 55 Autumn 1976:

    Download No. 54 Summer 1975-76:

    A special issue describing Queensland's best known timber tramway.

    Note: This issue was replaced by the book Laheys' Canungra Tramway (also now out of print, but may be found on the secondhand market)

    Download No. 53 Spring 1975:

    Download No. 52 Winter 1975:

    Download No. 51 Autumn 1975: