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Second hand books on Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Billy Hart Australia's First Licensed Pilot Down Under's Greatest Pioneer Aviator Also Known As
Parramatta's Flying Dentist -by- Phillip Hart-Johnson JP. First Edition September 1994. Signed Copy. ISBN 0646211811.
Australian Aviation History. A novel based on the true life story of William Ewart 'Billy' Hart, holder of Australia's No. 1
Pilot License; Billy's late sister Essie Mayo (nee Hart) told the author many a story about her famous brother, and
his mates. Handwritten undated inscription to previous owner 'Tim' signed by Phillip Hart-Johnson on first page.
Used second hand small softcover book. 174 pages. (Northair Company. Lismore. First Edition. September 1994) In fine condition.
Caracciola Mercedes Grand Prix Ace An Autobiography -by- Rudolf Caracciola (1955). Translated
from the German -by- Charles Meisl. Foreword -by- George Monkhouse. Autobiography of Rudolf Caracciola
Mercedes Grand Prix Ace driver. Motor Vehicle Racing. Illustrated with 45 black and white plates.
(G T Foulis & Co Ltd. London. 1955) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 175 pages. Dust jacket is worn on
edges and corners with small tears and small pieces missing from both ends of spine. Bookshop bookplate
inside front cover. Written gift inscription to previous owner on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and
edges of pages. Else good.
Crosswinds Life On The Wing -by- Ron Watts. ISBN 9780992576301. Signed Copy. Aviation. The story of
Australian Ron Watts' life as a mission pilot in Australia's outback, pastor of the church on a Pacific Island and serving
as a chaplain in major prisons and hospitals; the story of how a young boy's love of flying became a reality beyond
expectations. Signed by Ron Watts on the title page. Used second hand softcover book. 232 pages. (MAF Australia. Bella Vista, NSW. 2014)
In fine condition.
Riders Of The Steel Highways: The History of Australia's Commonwealth Railways 1912-1975 -by- Monte Luke (1997).
ISBN 0646346520. Australian Railways. This history of Commonwealth Railways is compiled from historical documents, reports,
railway records, newspaper articles and the like, combined with anecdotal material gleaned from persons who were at some time or
other employed in the Department; verbatim quoting from these reports has preserved the manner of speaking of the day; records the
heartbreak, frustration and success of building and operating 3,595 kilometres of track across the waterless plains of Australia's
centre. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand large paperback book. 552 pages. (Published by V M & B M Luke,
Port Augusta, South Australia, 1997) Corners are bumped. Covers creased. Name written in black texta inside front cover. Small section
of front cover surface has been lifted on top edge. Pages are very good. Weight 2.2 kg.
The Beaudesert Shire Tramway -by- R Ellis & K McDonald (1980). ISBN 0909340110. Queensland railways. The
3ft 6in gauge Beaudesert Shire Tramway was one of fifteen light railways built in Queensland; these light railways were
originally built to develop areas not served by rail. Used second hand paperback book. 70 pages. (Published by the Light Railway
Research Society of Australia, Melbourne, 1980) Sticker and some marks on the covers. Pages are very good.
The Cooktown Railway Australia's Most Unusual Railway -by- J W Knowles. Third Edition 1984. Queensland Railways. Few
railways have had a history as unusual as that of the Cooktown Railway in North Queensland; this 67 miles line operated
from 1885 until 1961 as a separate railway not connected to the main Queensland rail system. Used second hand paperback book. 93 pages.
(Published by The Australian Railway Historical Society Queensland Division, Brisbane, 3rd Edition, 1984) Sticker on rear
cover. Else in fine condition.
The History Of Pichi Richi Railway -by- Jack Babbage & Rodney Barrington (Revised Edition 1984). ISBN 0959850961.
South Australian Railway History. This concise history describes the railways of Quorn and includes the story of the development of
the Central Australian Railway from the construction of the Port Augusta to Government Gums Railway, commenced in 1877, to the
dismantling of the Maree to Alice Springs section in 1983; also featured are the origin and exploits of the famous Ghan train services;
a summary of locomotives and rolling stock in the Pichi Richi Railway collection, including the 'Coffee Pot' steam motor coach, is also
included. Used second hand softcover book. 104 pages. (Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc, Quorn S.A., revised edition 1984)
Covers are worn, else very good condition. Weight 410 grams.
The Illustrated West With The Night -by- Beryl Markham -abridged by- Elizabeth Claridge (1989). ISBN
1853810738. Beryl Markham was the first person to fly solo from England across the Atlantic Ocean to North
America, crash-landing in Nova Scotia 21 hours and 25 minutes later. Illustrated edition with 60 photographs
drawn from private albums and special collections, many of which have never been published before. Used second hand hardcover
book in dust jacket. 192 pages. (Virago Press. London. 1989) Dust jacket bumped on corners and spine. Else in
fine condition. Weight 760 grams.
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