Where There’s Smoke Australian Content

3665 and 3651 head from M0long to Orange in NSW Dennis Forbes 1967 While we cover steam over the entire planet with the two volumes of Where There’s Smoke, volume 2 has  considerable Australian content. We put the hard word on our mates and came up with some...
The Mad Scramble For Steam

The Mad Scramble For Steam

It is 1964, my first year in High School and under the influence of Peter Clark, who lived around the corner from me, and my toy train set, I decided to join the school railway club. Later that year, a tripple header tour was scheduled climbing over the mountains from...
I studied at Taipei University – or Did I?

I studied at Taipei University – or Did I?

Right now, there is much nervousness in the Republic of Taiwan. Near the end of the long march of Mao Zedong, there was a point where Chinese Nationalists led by Chiang Kai-shek, who ran the country for some time, fled across the Formosa straights to Taiwan, and have...
Where There’s Smoke Volume 2 Is Coming Soon

Where There’s Smoke Volume 2 Is Coming Soon

Following on the success of Where There's Smoke part 1 covering Scotland to the Cape and including 27 countries in Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and the continent of Africa, part 2 tackles the most difficult places to get to, plus some of the most rugged...

A Feast of African Steam Trains

In association with the ARE of Victoria, I have been lucky enough to be included in the African Steam Safari series. So far there are two books with a third in process. Each book is 128 pages in full colour and covers a number of steam operations on the dark...

We Are So Happy You Love Our New Book

Now that hundreds of copies of Where there’s smoke have found loving homes, we have received some great feedback from our readers. I thought I would share some of this with you and remind you that I will be removing the free shipping in Australia from September...

It’s Here!

The long wait is over. After 2 years of pouring through photographs, scanning and writing clever captions, Where there’s smoke Vol 1″ has arrived. If you pre-ordered a copy it will be sent very soon and I expect you will have it in your hands sometime next...

South Africa Destination Steam

In the early 1970’s there was no place like South Africa for steam buffs. From Australia, Us, Uk Germany and anywhere steam was in its last stages of operation, they came to Johanessburg, Capetown, Port Elizabeth and Durban with the hope of working on a steam...

Wilds of Africa

60 Class Garratt passes Mount Kilamanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Africa is known as the dark continent. Even today many countries in this part of the world present difficulties to visit. In the 1970’s there were many challenges in photographing steam...

The Old And The New – Western Europe

A West German 3 cylinder 44 class crossing the Moselle River – Charlie Lewis By the 1960’s dieselisation and electrification were gobbling up the steam routes throughout Europe. Quite a few Aussies headed over in the early 1970’s, but in the earlier...