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Signal boxes of New South Wales railways and tramways / Robert T Taaffe ; maps by Robert Stack
Bib ID 8070148
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Taaffe, Robert T., author
 
Description Hobart, Tasmania : Taaffe Press, 2019- 
4 volumes : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), maps (some colour), plans, portraits ; 31 cm 
ISBN 9780648529200 (hardback) (volume 1)
9780648529217 (hardback) (volume 2)
9780648529224 (hardback) (volume 3)
9780648529231 (hardback) (volume 4)
Summary

“[These] 4 volumes, part of a lifetime’s study of the signal boxes used on the railways and tramways of New South Wales. The data is from many sources, many of which no longer exist. Most of the signal boxes that are the subject of these books are now extinct. These books are a follow on from two post graduate theses completed thirty years ago. A signal box was a building often found at Australian railway locations and used to cover an interlocking machine and other safe working equipment. Many were attended. … Volume one, sets the scene by placing the signal boxes into a context of general railway and tramway development, looking at the designers and approvers of the various buildings, explores the various design types, including the designs that were developed other than by the Signal Branch. … Volume two is a gazetteer of all the signal boxes known to have been used in the Illawarra and Metropolitan areas of NSW as well as the NSW Tramway system. Volume three, continues the gazetteer theme by including the signal boxes found in the Southern and Western areas of NSW. Volume four, completes the gazetteer by covering the Northern region of NSW.”--Volume one dust jacket gate fold.

Full contents
  • Volume 1. History / [foreword by] Warwick Allison BSc, BE (Elec), FIRSE, formerly Chief Engineer, Signals and Control Systems, RailCorp
  • Volume 2. Gazetteer: Illawarra, metropolitan, tramways
  • Volume 3. gazetteer South and west.
 
Notes

Illustrations on end papers.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subjects Railroad signal towers -- New South Wales -- History -- Pictorial works.  |  Railroads -- New South Wales -- Signaling -- History -- Pictorial works.  |  Railroads -- New South Wales -- Design and construction -- History -- Pictorial works.  |  Railroads -- New South Wales -- Employees -- Biography.  |  Street-railroads -- Buildings and structures -- New South Wales -- Signaling -- History -- Pictorial works.  |  Street-railroads -- New South Wales -- Signaling -- History -- Pictorial works.  |  Street-railroads -- New South Wales -- Design and construction -- History -- Pictorial works.  |  Street-railroads -- New South Wales -- Employees -- Biography.  |  Industrial designers -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  New South Wales -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- History -- Pictorial works.  |  New South Wales -- Gazetteers.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies
Other authors/contributors Allison, Warwick, writer of foreword  |  Stack., Robert, cartographer

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