The new editor has been the author of a number of books, including the recent From Marble Bar to Mandurah, so a good quality magazine can be expected.
It would want to be the recent issues were cr.p as were the offering put out by the editor they had some years ago. Wonder where they are going to get thier information and photo's? That was the previous problem and unless they strip these forums for information I don't think they will get much. Photo's will be thier biggest problem unless they find some good photographers willing to assist. Look at the junk they put up in previous issues.
The first Westland under the new editor appeared in the post today. You will be happy to know, pm1225, that the editor has been able to get input from people around the state - Pilbara, Geraldton, south-west, Albany and elsewhere. The list of article contributors and acknowledgements includes a number of highly respected railfans and rail historians, some of them active in these forums. Well done to the editor who has been able to get so much support in such a small period of time. More contributors could be appearing in future editions.
The photographs are great. While I admire the interim editor who carried the magazine while others didn't want to get involved, I must agree with you pm1225 that many of the photos were dreadful - second rate shots from Africa, endless poor photos of P class locos passing through Midland on grain trains etc. The new issue features a good selection of contemporary and historic photos. Two highlights for me were from the Pilbara, a construction train on the Fortescue Metals railway and the first train loading at Hope Downs. The old photos have reproduced well.
A very commendable job, and I am already looking forward to the next issue which should feature the Southern Suburbs Railway.