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What a Journey Life in the Victorian Railways 1948-1987 by Thomas E. Yates

What a Journey is a fascinating social history of the VR from 1948 to 1987. It describes a momentous period which witnessed the end of the steam era, the slashing of the organisation's size and the attempt to build a modern commercial entity.

It tells the story through the eyes of Tom Yates - who started work as a 16 year old Lad Porter and ended up as Station Master at Victoria's busiest station - Flinders Street. Operational and anecdotal stories - sourced from dozens of railway men and women from many parts of the VR - bring a long lost era to life. Hard bound, it also features many official and personal photographs, illustrations and diagrams.

Code No. 013584, 223 pages, ISBN 0858490455, $22.00

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