247 pp., table contents, bibliography. The text is illustrated with black and white photography, coloured photography, contemporary sketches and illustrations. Photographic end papers. Blue boards with gilt to the backstrip. Shelfwear to the book edges. The backstrip is rubbed. Dust marks to all paper edges. Photographic dustwrapper, which is protected, showing steam and diesel engines. Black, red and white coloured titles to the front panel and black-and-white coloured titles to the backstrip. The dustwrapper photograph in this reprint, is different to that of the first edition, and there is no photograph on the back panel. The back panel of the dustwrapper is a plain red. There is some chipping to the dustwrapper edges. On the back panel there is a small closed tear approximately 1" in length. Australia grew up with railways, as the country opened up so did the spread of railways. Patsy Adam-Smith tells the story of this growth. "She covers many human, historic, and humorous aspects of the roaring days of rail.". from the front folder the panel blurb. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Transport -- Railways; ISBN: 0851795374. ISBN/EAN: 9780851795379. Inventory No: 0100169.