Ian takes us on a journey about the West Coast as a Greymouth-based NZR fireman from 1962 to 1970. Relieving at the various West Coast depots, Ian provides insight on what it was like “getting down the road” on the various lines and classes of engines. The vagaries of narrow grate engines through to the “modern” J class are all discussed. Covering the golden age of steam on the Coast, without doubt this is a book for lovers of NZR steam in the 60’s.
A4 portrait format, 163 black and white and 99 colour photographs, 2 maps, track plan, and diagrams, 251 pages, card covers.