Western Australian timber tramways

Items on Western Australia timber tramways published in Light Railways Nos 147 to 197

Description of article

Article name


Publication No. & Page No.


Letter regarding locomotive SSM No. 2

WA Sawmill Locomotives

Purcell, Len

LR179, 24


Account of a derailment of No. 109 at Nannup Sawmill

Tip up at Nannup

Purcell, Len

LR172, 3


Illustrated article on Quinninup Sawmill Locomotive Depot

From Steam to Wildflowers

Purcell, Len

LR163, 16


Letter referring to above article

Running the Rake (LR 155)

Lane, Wal

LR159, 24


Illustrated account of a trip on SSM No.8 at Pemberton in 1962

Running the Rake

Purcell, Len

LR155, 3


Research  item on Lewis & Reid timber mill tramway near Allanson

Horse-Worked Logging Tramways, Allanson WA

Whiteford, David

LR152, 27


Short article with photos on remaining timber mill steam locomotives at the end of 1967

Steam through the Bush

Belbin, Bruce

LR149, 15


Illustrated account of the search for the Kalgoorlie woodlines in June 1998

In Search of the Woodlines

Gunzburg, Adrian

LR147, 10


Photo feature of diesel locomotives used at Western Australian timber mills

Western Australian Timber Mill Diesels – Part One

Browning, John

LR146, 18


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Austin, Jeff;. "Sawmilling, Firewood & Other Tramways", notes for W.A. Railway Heritage Survey, July 1994

Austin, Jeff; "Timber Tramways of Lowden, Western Australia", Light Railways No.98, October 1987

Austin, Jeff;. "Mill Railways at Claymore and Dellerton, Western Australia", Light Railways No. 107, January 1990

Bunbury, Bill; Timber for Gold - Life on the Goldfields Woodlines, Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1997

Calder, Mary; Big Timber Country, Rigby, 1980

Coote, N.S.; Pioneers of the Collie District 18801930, Literary Mouse Press, 1991

Cresswell, Gail J. The Light of Leeuwin, The AugustaMargaret River Shire History Group, 1990

Fall, V.G. The Sea and the Forest, University of W.A. Press, 1972

Fall, V.G. The Mills of Jarrahdale, University of W.A. Press, 1972

Frost, A.C. Green Gold, A.C. Frost and Donnybrook/Balingup Shire Council, 1976

Hambling, B.F. "Maurice Coleman Davies, Early Days", Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, Vol.6, Part 8, 1969

Hamilton M. (Editor), Mornington Mills, Murdoch University. 1980

Jessup,C.W. "Millar's Denmark Railway", Light Railways No.33, Spring 1970

Mack, David; The Shepherdsons Timber Milling in Australia, Adelaide, 1985

Mills, Jenny; The Timber People A History of Bunnings Limited, Bunnings Ltd, 1986

Minchin, R.S. "The Locomotive 'BALLAARAT'", ARHS Bulletin No.483, January 1978

Minchin R.S. & Higham, G.J. Robb's Railway, ARHS (WA Div), 1981

Purcell, Len "Millars in Western Australia: ninetynine productive years", Sawing, Selling & Sons, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Canberra 1988

Sherriff, George The History of Denmark 18291905, unpublished manuscript, 1951

Snell, Laurie. Drakesbrook Days and Waroona Years, Shire of Waroona, 1986

Southcombe, M.R.H. Steam in the Forests, Hesperian Press, 1986

Thomas, W.C. "Outlines of the Timber Industry in WA"., The W.A. Historical Society Journal & Proceedings Vol. 1, 1929, Part V

Thomas, W.C. "Mills and Men", The Australian Timber Journal, 193738

Trautman, Edward & Jean. Jinkers and Jarrah Jerkers, Gannet Press, 1980

Watkins, Karen Timber and Two Up, Donnybrook, 1990

Watson, Lindsay. "The Perth Firewood Supply Company Ltd", Light Railways No.76, April 1982

Watson, Lindsay. "Notes on The Adelaide Timber Company Ltd, Wilga and Witchcliffe, Western Australia", Light Railways No.95, January 1987

Webb, E.G. "Rails in the Hills", Kalamunda & Districts Historical Society Inc., 1991

Woodland, E.W. "Decline of the Steam Locomotive on the Private Timber Lines in the South West of Western Australia". ARHS Bulletin No.297, July 1962

Woodland, E.W. "The JarrahdaleRockingham Excursion Trains", ARHS Bulletin No.318, April 1964

Woodland, E.W. "Whittakers Private Timber Railway", ARHS Bulletin No.331, May 1965