Byways Steam 1-8 online

 
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Byways of Steam 1 to 8 are now online for free download at the following website which has the reasons why this was done

https://archive.org/details/DunnIanBywaysOfSteamOnTheRailwaysOfNewSouthWalesRandom002/page/n1

Seems some problem with this website so I tried deleting this post but Railpage system will not allow that. Moderators feel free to delete if a problem.

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  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Thank you for sharing
  Shed_Rat2 Beginner

It has been reported elsewhere that ALL volumes of Byways are still under copyright & these online copies are unauthorised & illegal.
  SEMartin Chief Train Controller

Location: Canberra ACT
It has been reported elsewhere that ALL volumes of Byways are still under copyright & these online copies are unauthorised & illegal.
Shed_Rat2
There's really three options for Eveleigh Press/the copyright holders:

1. go after the scanner and get the copies taken down (at great cost and time expended) leaving the eye-wateringly expensive secondary market still able to charge up to $150 a copy for a used Byways, or
2. reprint the Byways series to snuff out the secondary market  and remove the impetus for the scanner doing what he/she did in the first place (again at great cost in money and time), or
3. A combination of both 1 and 2.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
It has been reported elsewhere that ALL volumes of Byways are still under copyright & these online copies are unauthorised & illegal.
There's really three options for Eveleigh Press/the copyright holders:

1. go after the scanner and get the copies taken down (at great cost and time expended) leaving the eye-wateringly expensive secondary market still able to charge up to $150 a copy for a used Byways, or
2. reprint the Byways series to snuff out the secondary market  and remove the impetus for the scanner doing what he/she did in the first place (again at great cost in money and time), or
3. A combination of both 1 and 2.
SEMartin
Option 4 is to for Eveleigh Press to enter the modern digital age and publish as a PDF so removing the paper printing cost and thus allowing a wider market who can not afford the high prices charged for the paper version.

As would be self evident, I was not the person who scanned it and I also pointed out above i did try to remove my original post.
  SEMartin Chief Train Controller

Location: Canberra ACT
It has been reported elsewhere that ALL volumes of Byways are still under copyright & these online copies are unauthorised & illegal.
There's really three options for Eveleigh Press/the copyright holders:

1. go after the scanner and get the copies taken down (at great cost and time expended) leaving the eye-wateringly expensive secondary market still able to charge up to $150 a copy for a used Byways, or
2. reprint the Byways series to snuff out the secondary market  and remove the impetus for the scanner doing what he/she did in the first place (again at great cost in money and time), or
3. A combination of both 1 and 2.
Option 4 is to for Eveleigh Press to enter the modern digital age and publish as a PDF so removing the paper printing cost and thus allowing a wider market who can not afford the high prices charged for the paper version.

As would be self evident, I was not the person who scanned it and I also pointed out above i did try to remove my original post.
petan
Your Option 4 is really Option 2 - I'm mode-agnostic on the medium for a reprint (either treeware or pdf works fine), but generally agree with the approach.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
It has been reported elsewhere that ALL volumes of Byways are still under copyright & these online copies are unauthorised & illegal.
There's really three options for Eveleigh Press/the copyright holders:

1. go after the scanner and get the copies taken down (at great cost and time expended) leaving the eye-wateringly expensive secondary market still able to charge up to $150 a copy for a used Byways, or
2. reprint the Byways series to snuff out the secondary market  and remove the impetus for the scanner doing what he/she did in the first place (again at great cost in money and time), or
3. A combination of both 1 and 2.
Option 4 is to for Eveleigh Press to enter the modern digital age and publish as a PDF so removing the paper printing cost and thus allowing a wider market who can not afford the high prices charged for the paper version.

As would be self evident, I was not the person who scanned it and I also pointed out above i did try to remove my original post.
petan
You'd still charge something for the PDF though right?
  SEMartin Chief Train Controller

Location: Canberra ACT
You'd still charge something for the PDF though right?
james.au
Probably a pricing structure similar to what ARHS/NSW do for the back issues of their publications on DVD.
  michaelgm Deputy Commissioner

The chances of a reprint of Byways of steam, or any other publication for that matter are zero.
Tried to give away Railway digest from 1986 - 2004? Here and got no response.
Being involved in the print industry for 25 years, packaging and junk mail is pretty much all left.
Digitise periodicals, and flog cheaply as a PDF.
  Shed_Rat2 Beginner

The only way a official digital copy of books like Byways would work would for it to have some form of anti copying lock on the file to prevent unauthorised copies spreading. Periodicals (magazines etc) due to being a much lower cost point it would very likely not be worth the trouble of "locking" the file.

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