Several publications have been produced in the past by other people and widely cover numerous timber mill tramways in the area, as well the now well preserved sections of main line from Pinjarra to Dwellingup and Dwellingup to Etmilyn. This book varies in that it sets out to describe the socio-economic history in such aspects as why the railway was required in the first place; why there were years of agitation and
parliamentary debates to complete it; how it affected people's lives; how well it operated; and why it was subsequently closed and some sections preserved. Technical details, nevertheless are included where possible and a large assortment of photographs as well as maps complement the text. (Roger Sallis). Hard cover in laminated pictorial boards. 254 x 176mm., pp. x (preliminaries), 231, black & white and colour plates throughout, maps, appendices, endnotes, glossary, index. Contents, small 'bookshop' label ffep; pictorial boards slightly rubbed. NEAR FINE.