Respected railway photographer Jim Powe has released his exclusive and unique collection of Australian railways from the 1940s to today.
Over 400 pages and many colour photographs show the glory and drama of Australian rail travel.
Many photographs have never been seen before. Organised into states, each section includes an introduction and the photographs are captioned in detail.
Throughout his adult life, the late Jim Powe spent much of his spare time travelling and photographing tramways and railways around the world. His photographs and movies are considered amongst some of the most valuable insights into railway life from the 1940s right up until his passing. His early years of travel were made possible with the rail pass he received as a NSW railway apprentice. In an age where on-the-job training was a genuine commitment, he qualified as an electrician responsible for railway signal boxes.