Kane’s Trains

Describing himself as a “friendly neighborhood railway nerd”, Kane from Kane’s Trains covers many topics of Australian railways, including preservation, mainline action, tourism and model railways. In this video series, Kane discusses excerpts of chapters from Johns upcoming book, The Break of Gauge: VISIT PAGE

A Conversation with Collaborator and Artist Greg Judd

Gregg Judd is a versatile South Australian artist who has had a long time collaboration with Sarlines Books. His magnificent illustrations and paintings have given readers an imaginative look at historical events, people, animals and places. Join us in this video, as John has a conversation with Greg about their collaboration, while they reflect upon a selection of artworks which are featured in John’s books.

Acknowledgement of Railway Bob by Olivia Savvas MP in SA Parliament

Olivia Savvas MP took the time to acknowledge Railway Bob during the 31st of August 2023 SA Parliament session and spoke of his significance to South Australian history and railway folklore.

Two Truths One Lie – 100 years of the naming of The Ghan

ABC Adelaide’s Sonya Feldhoff is joined by John to talk about one of Australia’s most popular trains – The Ghan. The day of this broadcast marked the 100th anniversary of the naming of The Ghan. There are several statements in relation to the naming of The Ghan, of which John sets the record straight on fact and fiction..


We invite you to watch our promotional video for our upcoming book The Break of Gauge – A Social History. The video below runs for eight minutes.


The Overland Passenger Train – A conversation with Peter Goers and John Wilson

John Wilson joins Peter Goers on ABC Evenings to have a conversation about Australia’s first inter-capital passenger train – The Overland.


5AA Talking Adelaide with Matthew Pantelis

John Wilson joins Matthew Pantelis on 5AA Talking Adelaide to discuss the story of Bob the Railway Dog and the possibilities of making a TV series or feature film based on his adventures.


The Amazing Adventures of Railway Bob Book Launch

A Tribute to Bob the Railway Dog

Sarlines Books collaborated with Blue Goanna Digital to produce our feature video “A Tribute to Bob The Railway Dog”, to celebrate the release of our recent publication “The Amazing Adventures of Railway Bob”, South Australia’s most celebrated canine.

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How The Ghan Got its Name – A discussion with Deb Tribe, John Wilson and Hon Mark Butler MP

Railway icon The Ghan is the oldest named train in Australia. Join Deb Tribe at ABC Adelaide as she invites John and Hon Mark Butler MP to discuss the importance of the train and how it tells the story of the South Australia’s social and economic history.

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