Unknown Magazine??

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
While going through stuff at old house, a single copy of a hitherto unknown magazine turned up. Can anyone provide more details:
: Name: Australian Railway
: Publisher: Trade News Corporation Pty Ltd.
: Issue date: Feb/Mar 1988.
: Issue Vol: Vol 2 No 1.
: Frequency: Bimonthly
: Size: a bit less than A4.
: ISSN: none.

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  G Train Locomotive Driver

I have some copies of these. Seemed to be a similar concept to Rail Australia magazine of the time. Good coverage of the demise of the SA Broad Gauge network in there from memory.

Vol. 1 No. 1 was released in Dec 1986 with Vol. 1 No. 11 released in Oct 1987 covering the demise of the Richmond Vale Railway. These were fairly good quality glossy A4 productions with some colour photos by an editor with experience in the release of books of interest to the railfan community.

There were possibly issues with its success and/or it was sold off to a different production house and came out in 1988 as Vol. 2. This had a different editor and what I think was lower quality paper and more of a rail industry focus than what I believe the previous volume may have attracted. I only have 2 of these.


Hope this helps.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Thanks.

So, Monthly in Vol 1, and Bi-monthly in Vol 2.
  allan Chief Commissioner

Last issue was #23, undated, but around August, 1992.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Last issue was #23, undated, but around August, 1992.
allan
Thanks again.
  G Train Locomotive Driver

I believe the magazine issue #23 was Rail Australia magazine as opposed to Australian Railway magazine. Similar in name and content. Well until Volume 2 of Australian Railway. Around the early to mid 90's NSW's Railway Digest started incorporating more Australia wide coverage with the advent of National Rail so seemed to cover the void left by these Magazines with national coverage.
  allan Chief Commissioner

OK. I've added to the confusion, here. G Train had it right... "Australin Railway" was first issued Dec 1986 as a monthly, until Oct 1987. Volume 2 was bi-monthly from Feb 1988, in quite different hands, and only available by subscription. I know of only two issues in volume two.

"Rail Australia" was first issued in July, 1987, and ran for 23 issues until mid-1992.

The third magazine of the era was "Pacific Railway Magazine", first pblished in Dec 1990, surviving until June 1992, at least, by which time there were seven quarterly issues.

Were there other magazines in this era?

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