Western Australian Government Railways. Time Tables Fares & General Information. 1917

Perth: WAGR, 1917. 1st ed., 12mo., pp.viii, 230, profusely illus with adverts, 10cm closed tear to folding map at end, orig paper wraps, damage at spine and remains of tape along edges, otherwise clean, very good condn of this seldom seen rare item.

Extremely rare railway timetable. Includes large folding map "Railways of Western Australia 1917" with map on verso "Map of Australia showing main lines of Railway". Published same year as the opening of the Trans Australian Railway (1917). Following the completion of the Trans-Australian Railway from Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta in October 1917, it was possible to travel by train across the continent from Perth to Sydney but, east of Port Augusta, it was a very circuitous route. Four changes of railway gauge were required to cross the continent -- at Kalgoorlie, Port Augusta, Terowie (South Australia) and Albury (Victoria). Not in NLA. Item #95924

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