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Publications

Transit Australia Publishing publishes books on contemporary and historical aspects of railways, tramways and light rail, and the urban transit scene.

Our books aim to be of interest to transport professionals, public transport support groups, transport commentators, historians and enthusiasts.

Ideas for new book titles should be directed to The Book Editor at Transit Australia Publishing: bookeditor@transitaustralia.com.au

List of Publications

  Title/Author AUD$
Newcastle Trams Remembered

Newcastle Trams Remembered
Noel Reed and others
This 64 page book commemorates the passing of the
first generation trams in Newcastle with pictures, maps and timetables.

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$39.95
Ryle'wy

Ryle'wy
Duncan MacAuslan
How the horse buses transformed Sydney.
At 128pp, this well researched history contains 120 pictures
and illustrations as well as numerous innovative tables.

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$59.95
Please step inside

Please step inside
Compiled by Carl Segnit
A nostalgic look at Australian tramways in the 1950s.
This book has 92 pages and 200 colour illustrations.

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$39.95
Amusement Park Railways

Amusement Railways of Australia
Jim Longworth
A survey of over 150 years of miniature railways in the
Australian amusement industry. At 244 pages, this A4 soft-cover book
includes 450 photos, 335 in colour, 59 maps and 23 assorted illustrations.

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$64.95
More Tram Images

More Tram Images
Hugh Ballment
A Journey through Australia and New Zealand
If you liked the "Tram Images" book, you will love the new "More Tram Images", with the added bonus of a DVD that includes footage (largely filmed by the author) from the 1950s of trams in Sydney, Wellington, Perth and other cities. This book of 140 pages features all-new pictures, mainly in colour.

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$59.95
Destination Waterfront City

Destination Waterfront City
Randall Wilson Dale Budd
The essential handbook for all those interested in Melbourne's trams, Destination Waterfront City provides detailed technical and pictorial coverage of the city's tram fleet including the new E class cars. Colourful portrait photographs, diagrams and authoritative information are provided for each class of tram in service – more than 120 illustrations in all. Up to date track maps of Melbourne's tram network, the largest in the world, are included as well as a review of the recent evolution of the system. A successor to the long-established Destination City series, the book has 80 A4 landscape pages (210mm x 297mm) and is printed on high quality art paper.

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$59.95
Tracinbg Trams

Tracing Trams Through Sydney
Jim Longworth
An archaeological ramble along Sydney's once extensive urban street tramway system. A surprisingly large number of tramway remains, and imprints in the landscape, are easily visiblee today if one knows what to look for and where to look. This book is a must for urban explorers. tramway archaeologists, and local historians. After surveying many, but not all, remains the book draws some conclusions on how tramway traces became embodied in our present archaeological record.
72 pages, full colour, A4 soft cover
with over 100 photos and 16 maps.

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$49.95
Prahran and Malvern Tramway Trust

Prahran and Malvern Tramway Trust
Ian A Brady
A comprehensive history of this municipal tramway in Melbourne. 96 pages, A4, soft cover, over 90 photos (many in colour), 2 maps, 6 car diagrams as well as detailed appendices.

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$59.95
Tasmania's Trolley Buses

Tasmania's Trolley Buses
Ian G. Cooper
A comprehensive history of trolley buses in Hobart and Launceston
208 pages, 243 photos, 137 in colour
0 909459 222

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$69.95
Tram Images of Australia

Tram Images of Australia
Hugh Ballment
Journey through Australia and New Zealand
A light hearted snap shot of trams in the 1950s and 1960s
120 page, 439 photos, 319 colour
0 909459 215

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$39.95
Launceston Municipal Transport  1911-1955

Launceston Municipal Transport
1911-1955
History of Launceston Trams
(Ian G Cooper)
170 pages, 145 photos
0 909459 30 7

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$54.90
Mind the Curve

Mind The Curve!
(J.D. Keating)
The classic work on Melbourne's Cable Trams
192 pages
0 909459 19 3

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$27.45
Ideas for Australian Cities

Ideas for Australian Cities, 3rd Edition
(H. Stretton)
A landmark work in urban planning
0 909459 12 4

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Originally $38.95

Reduced to $20.00

The Open Street

The Open Street
(I. Manning)
Possibly the most comprehensive historical survey of Australian Urban Transportation
0 909459 09 6

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Originally $30.95

Reduced to $20.00

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3-5 books AUD14.00
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