Trompf, Percy (cover art).
Melbourne. Trans-Australian Railway. Circa early 1930s.
Folded brochure 9 x 4 inches, 32 numbered pages (additional unnumbered pages) providing information regarding travel on the Trans-Australian Railway. Photo depicts coal-burning steam engine and tender with three first class coaches, two second class coaches, a dining car and a lounge car. Time-tables provide listings for travel between Perth and Brisbane (and points between) and the reverse, a distance of approximately 3,500 miles. Brochure illustrated with photos of the train interiors, including dining car and lounge car. Photos picture first and second class sleeping cars, as seen organized for day use. Another photo depicts frozen-faced travelers in the lounge car with an upright piano prominent (What Fun!). A folding black and white map opening to 9 x 16 inches depicts the train's cross-country route. Light foxing to covers; overall very good clean condition. An engaging publication illustrating what, no doubt for some, was an unending Hell on Wheels. Item #55547
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