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Full Steam Across the Mountains
Phil Belbin & David Burke


Full Steam Across the Mountains features the paintings of artist & steam enthusiast, the late  Phil Belbin. In addition, there many photographs, drawings & diagrams dating back to the nineteenth century.

A very readable text tells the story of the railway, starting with it's design & construction. It continues with tales of operations, accidents, robberies, experiments & improvements through to the 1070's.

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Above:An early locomotive crew,  gets little protection from the elements as they make their way up the mountains. Note the driver's clothing! At least the fire would provide some warmth.


Left: Down amongst the rat-holes of the Ten Tunnels, a freight train labours up the hill whilst a passenger express rolls past.
Full Steam Across the Mountains
Phillip Belbin & David Burke, 1981
Hardcover, 144 pages, 12 paintings, b&w photographs, diagrams.
Published by Methuen Australia
     31 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
     610 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121
     Cnr Allenby & Leichhardt Sts, 
     Spring Hill, QLD 4000
     6 Sherwood Crt, Perth, WA 6000
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