48 months, 48 minutes Building the Perth to Mandurah Railway

 
  Tyler Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
My copy of the commemorative book of the Southern Suburbs Railway has finally arrived in the mail today.

Has anyone else ordered one?

From what I've seen so far, it's money well spent and will be something to show everyone in 10 years time.

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  pilbara_sam Locomotive Fireman

Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD
No, but where can I get one?
  pm1225 Chief Commissioner

No, but where can I get one?
"pilbara_sam"
I got mine two weeks ago from Rail History WA {ARHS} suppose they would have more.
  ard83 Station Master

The book is available from the Rail Transport Museum - Sundays 1pm to 5pm.
  Tyler Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
I ordered mine through the PTA. When I ordered, it stated that it was a high quality publication, well i'am certainly not disappointed.

It's such an interesting read and goes into real depth about the details of building the line and railcars.
  Arrow_Pr Beginner

Location: Perth, Waaah
From what I've seen so far, it's money well spent and will be something to show everyone in 10 years time.
Tyler
I know this is an old thread, however I did pop by the Bassendean Rail Museum at the end of Railfest this year (in October). Went through the bookshop, and noted the book on sale there for $10. Bought it, and considering that we are honing in on 12 years of Mandurah rail, I'd say it is some good value for money. Definitely worth buying it if you want a good look at most of the behind-the-scenes stuff and a look at history.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Is Perth Underground Station to Mandurah sill a 48 minute journey ? as an additional station has been added and more are proposed.

I did travel the whole line the other day, there seems to be more tunnel / covered sections near Mandurah (than what I remember)
  Arrow_Pr Beginner

Location: Perth, Waaah
The standard journey is now about 51 minutes, yes there are more tunnels around the Mandurah area now. When the book was published in 2008, the Mandurah Entrance Rd (now Mandjoogoordap Dr) hadn't been built yet. The railway now runs under the northbound (city-bound) carriageway of Mandjoogoordap Dr and back into Mandurah Stn under the roundabout entrance into Mandurah.

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