Remembering The Last days Of Steam In NSW

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Your Chance To Obtain A Brand New High Quality Hard Cover Book Where The Best  NSW Railway Photographers Combine For A Definitive Full Colour Pictorial Covering The Last Few Years Of Steam Operations In Northern NSW


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Northern Exposures is about reminiscing. It is for all those who cherish fond memories of a by-gone era when simply being near a steam locomotive stimulated the senses. Includes 299 Exceptional Colour Images.

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From the Cadeco stable renowned for its quality railway productions, comes the latest ‘must have’ title. Northern Exposures celebrates NSWGR in the northern regions of the state for the final years of steam operations. The Cadeco name brings together photographers with long and formidable reputations in the field of railway photography – names like Shane McCarthy, Greg Triplett, Graham Cotterall, Ray Love, Laurie Anderson, Robert Kingsford-Smith, and many others.

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This book is destined to be a collector's piece you can use to share stories and memories of what it was like back in the days when steam was King. We have printed limited copies and it will sell out.

Divided into chapters based broadly on regional operations, the book starts with the Gosford-Newcastle section – the Short North – and stretches beyond to the Queensland border at Wallangarra and South Brisbane plus branch lines. This full colour, high quality publication pays tribute to NSW steam in every aspect of daily life. But Northern Exposures is much more than a photographic essay .

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Each section is penned by someone who was there, recalling the detail and anecdotes of the time. You may have been around back then, or know someone who was. You will read about the 65 foot tree scaled by rail fans for spectacular shots, super fast steam runs on the Newcastle Flyer, the Merriwa branch, North Coast and Northern Lines which spread all the way to Brisbane via coastal and inland routes.

"Northern Exposures" relives the history of those days. Many of us were still at school wagging classes, fare evading and walking long distances just to get a precious shot or two. At one stage we set up camp at famous Hawkmount and there were many nights sleeping on unattended railway stations. It was an incredible period in steam history.

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    Customer Feedback

    I picked up a copy at the Broadmeadow model exhibition, I am extremely pleased with it.

    Jeff Mullier

    Thank you for the magnificent publication 'Northern Exposures', which arrived yesterday. The image quality of the photos is outstanding. The supporting text is excellent and certainly brings back happy memories, especially my own photo expeditions to the Short North and particularly Hawkmount.

    Rob Turner - Burradoo

    Received the book today. Had a quick peak (fathers day present for my husband). I'm very impressed with the detail and quality of the photos and book in general. Great job.

    Debbie Dawson - Railcraft

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    NSW Steam  Railway Phtographers Newcastle station Aged but not daunted, many of the photographers featured in "Northern Exposures" are among this group, as are the authors. The idea of this superb publication was born on this trip headed by 3642, reliving the days of the "Newcastle Flyer", possibly the most famous train in NSW over the last 75 years.

    It has taken 2 years, but from a scribble on a scrap of paper on that trip, "Northern Exposures" has developed into a full blown masterpiece representing the very best of steam photography north of Sydney.

    To give you an idea of the content, this is a list of Chapter Headings. I even managed to get one of my own in, having timed over 30 Newcastle Flyers during the 1960s and early 1970s.

    Preface - Malcom Holdsworth
    INTRODUCTION - Col Gilbertson



    For me, the most exciting part of this book is the extensive coverage of the North Coast and Main Northern lines during the latter days of steam. To whet your appetite, here is a wonderfully composed shot of double 59s on the North Coast line.

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    Order Your Copy Of "Northern Exposures" at the special price of $85A including postage with bonus "The Holy Grail Of Steam" Ebook and 2015 Calendar Featuring 12 Of My Best Steam Shots From Around The World.