A range of publications are available from the LRRSA:

1. Light Railways magazine

The LRRSA publishes a 40 page A4 size magazine six times per year, which is posted to members. It includes articles of historical research, news of current happenings on industrial railways and narrow-gauge preserved railways, readers' letters, and a research section. It is well illustrated with photographs and maps, printed on art paper, and at least eight pages are in colour.

A pdf version is also available.

2. Books published by the LRRSA

For over forty years the LRRSA has published books dealing with the history of light railways.

They are well illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and maps, and are backed up with reference details, bibliographies, and index.

Members of the LRRSA receive a 25% discount on these books.

Trade discounts are available to booksellers on books published by the LRRSA. For enquiries contact us at

3. Other publishers' books

We also sell a small range of selected books dealing with Australian and overseas light railways.

Members of the LRRSA receive a 10% discount on these books.

4. DVDs

We sell a small range of selected DVDs dealing with light railway subjects.

Members of the LRRSA receive a 10% discount on these DVDs.


A number of documents containing reference material are available as free downloads in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format.