John's Books

Australian railway history with a strong leaning towards social history aspects, and reflect John’s passion for ferreting out the “Y” of history. These books are produced to a very high standard of technical production.

These books are produced under the banner of SARLINES RAILWAY BOOKS.

The Train to Oodna-woop-woop - The story of The Ghan

The Train to Oodna-woop-woop – The story of The Ghan

By John Wilson

To be released mid -August with a launch at the National Railway Museum on 14 August.

The pre-publication offer will remain valid to end September. Books may be collected from the National Railway Museum on the afternoon of the book launch scheduled for 1.45 pm, or collected from the NRM Bookshop within the 10 days after the launch. Books may also be collected from my home at Banksia Park, at a mutually convenient time or from The Wilson Vineyard at Polish Hill River in the Clare Valley on weekends only. Books for collection at NRM will not be available before 14 August. This option will not be available for books ordered after 13 August.

$65.00 (RRP $78.00)

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OVERLAND-COVER-JAN-2020

The Overland – A Social History

By John Wilson

Published May, 2020

The Overland - A Social History, 190 pages, hard cover, colour throughout, extensively illustrated, index and references. What is a Social History? It is how one train changed the lives of the people and responded to the needs of the populations, particularly the people of Victoria and South Australia. It was a significant catalyst in the Federation of the Australian colonies. It has connections to football, the Temperance movement and the Sabbatarian movement. It reflects the human connection to the railway, humour and poetry.

$78.00 (Postage available within Australia)

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Bob's Railway Book Cover Artwork by Sarlines Books

Bob’s Railway

By John Wilson

Published May, 2019

"Bob's Railway, released May 2019, is a serious history of the travels of "Bob" the railway dog. Bob rode the trains in South Australia, and into Victoria and New South Wales from 1884 to 1895. The book deals with more than "Bob". It was the era of political instability in South Australia and in consequence, the colony's Railway Department was dysfunctional."

$78.00 (Postage available within Australia)

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The Riesling Railway Book Cover Artwork by Sarlines Books

The Riesling Railway

By John Wilson

Published July, 2018

The Riesling Railway, published July 2018, is was the first book produced by author John Wilson and is about the history of the Riverton to Clare and Spalding branch-line that was produced for the centenary of the opening of the railway to Clare in July 2018. This book comes with a USB flash-drive that contains many maps, diagrams and useful information.

$78.00 (Postage available within Australia)

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