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Speed Limit 20 Plus The Story of the Narrow Gauge Branch Lines of the Victorian Railways by Edward A. Downs

No Longer Available

First published by Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division) 1963 and reprinted with additional material by Puffing Billy Preservation Society, Melbourne, 2017

In Victoria, there were more than 121 miles of 2ft. 6in.-gauge branch lines that served scattered areas of the State for over fifty years.

Based on material which originally appeared in "The Bulletin", the official journal of the Australian Railway Historical Society, the text was brought up to date and published in book form by the Victorian Division of the Australian Railway Historical Society under the title Speed Limit 20. That book has been out of print for decades and has been much sought after.

This second edition (although remarked as a reprint) makes available again the late Ted Downs' original work, plus additional information for the period from 1963 to 2017.

In this second edition, most of the images contained in the first edition have been reproduced with improved the clarity. Four images have been replaced by images from the author's collection and a further image from the Beyer Peacock company has been inserted in place of that originally provided by Victorian Railways.

33 pages of additional text and images bring the book up to date and those pages included details of the locomotives and rolling-stock including the current disposition.

This second edition consists of individually numbered books from a limited print run of 1000 copies. A bookplate and certificate of authenticity is placed on the front free end paper.

This book covers the following Narrow-gauge branch lines:

The book, now of 164 pages is casebound in green binding case with a dustjacket in the same style as the first edition.

The size of the book is 147 mm x 220 mm and 15 mm thick, virtually the same size as the original edition.

Code No. 017458, ISBN 9780957979284

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