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Great Australian Railway Stories

by: Bill 'Swampy' Marsh
published by: ABC Books

'So what's yer name?' asked the train driver.
'Charlie,sir.'
'I don't address my firemen by their Christian names, son. Give me your surname.'
'Darling, sir'
'Okay, Charlie, start shovelling.'

Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, writer and performer, has brought together a collection of first-hand accounts of the Australian railways, tales from the tracks and the railway sidings, from the engines and the guard boxes, the pubs and the carriages.
Poignant, inspiring, tragic and hilarious, the stories are told by train drivers, gangers, fettlers, guards, firemen, publicans, and travellers.

RRP: $22.96, paperback

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