Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
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, $53.00