This epic book features 35 colour plates by John Bradley. Besides the stunning paintings the book also includes interesting facts and figures about the history of Australian steam trains to fascinate the railway enthusiast and historian.
Each copy is personally signed by John Bradley.
Artist John Bradley has been painting pictures of trains for over 30 years. His passion for the bygone days of steam is reflected in the meticulous detail in each painting and in the interesting, and often personal, stories that accompany each painting. John’s interest has uncovered many stories from drivers, gangers, stokers, crossing guards, their families. Other stories are included from personal reflections from people who have commissioned the particular artwork.
The book covers the great named express trains hauled by Australian steam locomotives over the decades: Puffing Billy, The Ghan, 3801, the rare Garratt steam engine and many more.