The book launch took place at the Burra Railway Station on Saturday 10 December 09:30am central summer time by invitation.
The video was launched on YouTube on Sunday 11 December 2022.
Price is $35 mailed in Australia.
We are not able, at present to accept orders for overseas locations but are investigating same.
The book is softcover, A4 format, extensively illustrated with many images in colour. It includes maps and diagrams. 106 pages.
We describe it as a “children's book for grown-ups”. Alternatively, it may be considered as a gift for the person who has everything – but make sure you allow enough time to read it yourself before wrapping it.
Retail availability at The National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide, RRP is $35.
Release of Feature Video - A Tribute to Bob The Railway Dog
The feature video of A Tribute to Bob The Railway Dog was launched on YouTube on Sunday 11 December.
Watch the Video Here
The book has been designed so that with packaging it is just under 500 grams and attracts a more favourable postage rate. In consequence we are unable to offer any discount if ordering two copies.
If you wish to order a selection of two or more books including our other titles this will attract a discount.
A discount is available for books collected from our premises at Banksia Park, or Polish Hill River in the Clare Valley but it will be subject to agreeing on a mutually acceptable time.
Pages for Download
The Celebration of a Story
Contents and Synopsis
There are 13 chapters in the book and there is a paragraph given to each. There is also an appendix of assorted items. Two pages. The third page explains the next book to be published by Sarlines Railway Books.
Ferry’s Wild Ride. Seth Ferry is the railway guard, based at Petersburg, who rescues Bob from the consignment of ‘homeless hectors’ consigned to Carrieton. Five pages.
The Yankee Amok. Bob is aboard an asthmatic old J class engine that runs out of puff when leaving Hamley Bridge. The crew have to halve the train and put detonators on the track. In the process, Wally the guard dislocates his shoulder. Bob cannot resist being aboard a Yankee engine and at Islington he spies a Yankee. But the Yankee has a faulty steam regulator and goes on a rampage that ends with the demolition of the paint shop. Five pages.
Going Home. Bob has been lost in Victoria and New South Wales. He gets to Bourke where the river level is rapidly falling. The last boat out of Bourke is the Gorgon. At Louth the water level is the lowest and the Gorgon is stuck. But Captain Gus was once told by an old riverboat skipper who was in a similar plight. At Wentworth, Bob comes face to face with a killer fighting dog. But Bob is clever dog and is soon aboard a jinker on its way to Broken Hill. Captain Gus tells him about the cats in Broken Hill. Eight pages.