A Railway to Cudgewa.

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A Railway to Cudgewa.

Postby vrb60 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:50 pm

This afternoon I walked into Branchline and the first thing I observed was a copy of 'A Railway to Cudgewa' by Nick Anchen sitting on the counter.
Among other things I walked out with a copy of this book.
I have had a cursory look at the photo plates and they are excellant. A mix of black and white and colour.
I am sure that the text will give the photo plates much revelance.

regards Ron.

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Re: A Railway to Cudgewa.

Postby K160 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:39 pm

I called in to the Railfan Shop on my way home from Puffing Billy yesterday and they had copies for sale. Didn't buy a copy just yet (going back next week) but from first glance at a few pages it does look like another quality publication from Nick. :)
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Re: A Railway to Cudgewa.

Postby K160 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:00 pm

Went back to the Railfan Shop today and bought this book. I've very impressed with the quality of pictures and the detail of the text. Up to the usual high standard from Nick Anchen.

For those wondering, the retail price is $49.95. More details at http://www.sierraaustralia.com/A-Railway-to-Cudgewa.html

I think the price on this website is post inclusive, hence the higher price.
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Re: A Railway to Cudgewa.

Postby S301 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:58 pm

I picked this one up today as well. Absolutely love the photos of the K's in it, particularly the one of pre MFE K143 and K151 (MFE) at Cudgewa! :)

Very much worth the money :)
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Re: A Railway to Cudgewa.

Postby K160 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:01 pm

There is a somewhat sad photo towards the back of the book showing the Sandy Creek bridge girders being removed for use on the new Dartmoor bridge. The reality is not all the girders made it and most of them are still laying on the ground near the Sandy Creek bridge. History shows that a new bridge with narrow girders has been erected on the piers for the rail trail.
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Re: A Railway to Cudgewa.

Postby JasmineJasmine » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:31 am

hmm It was proof there was an audience for the kind of books Anchen wanted to write: tales that celebrate Victoria's railway branches and, most importantly, record the stories of the station masters, drivers and enginemen who were at the centre of the old network.

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Re: A Railway to Cudgewa.

Postby vrb60 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:19 pm

I just clicked on the like button.


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