Book #0 Great Australian Stories

Great Australian Railway Stories

by Bill Marsh

On Sale: 01/06/2008


About the Book

In these frustrating days of semi-automated electric trains, it is hard to remember the smell of coal smoke, the hiss of steam, and sting of cinders flying into your eyes as you hung out a window. there was romance then, in working and travelling on the Australian railways, and hardship. With his passion for the olden days worn on his sleeve and his famous ear for a good yarn well pricked, Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has found stories from drivers and gangers, stokers and crossing guards, their families and everyone in between, to create a collection of adventures that tell in their authentic voices of the funny, dramatic and hilarious times of a world long past.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733323782
  • ISBN 10: 0733323782
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 01/06/2008
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 22.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand


Bill ‘Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer/performer of stories, songs and plays. Based in Adelaide, he is best known for his successful Great Australian series of books published with ABC Books: More Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (2007), Great Australian Railway Stories (2005), Great Australian Droving Stories (2003), Great Australian Shearing Stories (2001), and Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (1999).

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