Commonwealth Engineering - history


Phil Rickard <chy_gwel_an_meneth@...>
 

Railway historians and enthusiasts may be interested in the first
volume (of three) of a newly-published account of Waddingtons
Ltd/Commonwealth Enginering, covering the years 1921 to 1955.

The front cover features a Phil Belbin painting of Comeng-built "D2"
shunting at the Port Kembla blast furnace of Australian Iron and
Steel. (though personally I preferred the "Light Railways" front cover
on LR184 depicting Phil's painting of a Baldwin steam tram shunting at
Waddington's Glanville works - what a pity Comeng didn't build steam
trams, only electric trams!)

One presumes Vol 2 will include more rail-orientated production
including sugar-cane tramway locomotives

More details at the publisher's web site:
http://www.rosenbergpub.com.au/handleProduct.asp?id=71&catid=2

cheers Phil

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