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A West Coast engineman, Ian Tibbles

Label
A West Coast engineman
Title
A West Coast engineman
Statement of responsibility
Ian Tibbles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Signing on at Greymouth's Elmer Lane depot in 1962, a young Ian Tibbles very quickly learnt the mysteries of "the dark shed". Graduating from labourer to cleaner and then fireman, his apprenticeship takes us on a journey about the West Coast in the 1960's, the golden age of steam. Starting on the wharf and local shunts on Wf's Ian moved onto the main lines, then populated with A, Ab, B, J, We and Ww class engines. Sharing his firing experiences, Ian recounts throughout the chapters what it was like "getting down the road" on the various lines and classes of engine. The vagaries of narrow grate engines through to the "modern" J class are all discussed. managing transfer to various depots on the Coast, Ian recounts his time on all the West Coast lines. The Grey Valley, Blackball branch, Ross line, relieving Reefton, the Tawhai saddle, Reefton to Westport, the Westport to Mokihinui coal railway, Conns Creek branch, Rewanui incline and of course blasting up to Otira on the J class, are all vividly recounted. " -- Publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
385.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
A West Coast engineman, Ian Tibbles
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A West Coast engineman, Ian Tibbles
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15895042
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Dimensions
30 cm
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Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780908573905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3446932
  • (NLNZils)1718556
  • (OCoLC)907240640
  • (Nz)15895042

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