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John's Story

I have a fascination with railways that goes back to about the age of three. My particular interest has evolved into the aspects of folklore and social history, initially relating to the lines of the former South Australian Railways, but also extending beyond. These books are as much about the wicked antics of politicians of earlier times as they are about technical matters.

My professional career was in occupational medicine. I see my venture into railway publishing as a transition to a new career. I generally find that I can “spice up” an item of railway history with informed comment on an aspect of occupational medicine.

The recipe for my books is a well-researched history supported by high-quality images and diagrams, with the use of colour where-ever possible. I aim to produce one new title each year.

These books are intended for enjoyment and information. My aim is to not disappoint.

- John Wilson

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Patricia's Story

I am a medical graduate of the University of Adelaide. I was a General Practitioner for 25 years. Thereafter I trained in Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Music Therapy. In the later part of my career, I worked with children, empowering them to access and believe in their natural inner healing resources, to better enable them to cope with challenges and conflicts.

Inspirations for my stories have come from young people, from observing people in everyday walks of life but most of all from my family histories and my personal life journey.

- Patricia Wilson

This painting is by Harry Sherwin of Model 55 petrol railcar
In 1924 the South Australian Railways placed in service twelve Model 55 petrol railcars to provide faster transport on lightly-patronised branch lines. The first of these railcars provided passenger services on the Clare line. This painting is by Harry Sherwin.

How to Purchase

Sarlines Railway Books are not distributed through general retail book shops. Books are sold either online through our website or through specialist railway bookshops and museums, and regional history organisations.

If purchasing online, orders within Australia are processed promptly and dispatched in a protective mailer and sent by Australia post.

For overseas orders, we are happy to quote for overseas destinations but wish to advise, that being a small operation, we are unable to get discounted overseas postage rates.

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