Books

Here's a look at my published railway books so far


  
   


Last Train to Brisbane (2017)


56 page 8" x 10" hard or softcover title featuring 62 full colour images

ISBN: 9781389899409 softcover
$26.00 AUD or $16.92 US
ISBN: 9781389899416 hardback
$43.00 AUD or $31.41 US
Full colour print & eBook version available exclusively from specialist railway bookstores, gift shops and online direct through

 

Forget what you think you may know about railway books. This poetic portrait of our railways from yesteryear is the first of what will be many premium full colour poetry collections featuring small towns and stations where it was once possible to board a train. Last Train to Brisbane features some of the interesting landmarks that still remain to be seen around Brisbane's Scenic Rim, heading south through the Mary Valley, across the Brisbane Valley and onto Queensland's Southern Downs. Presented in classic Australian bush poetry style, this book is already in demand from visitor information centres and gift shops featured on the pages within.


30 Years Chasing Trains (2016)


100 page 8" x 10" softcover title featuring 124 full colour images

ISBN: 9781367592865
$35.00 AUD or $23.37 US
Full colour print & eBook version available exclusively from specialist railway bookstores, gift shops and online direct through

 

This photographic memoir of a train chaser, covers the period from 1986 to 2016. The 124 full colour photographs featured in this book provide a colourful insight into Australia's ever-changing and diverse railway landscape from the sugarcane fields of Mossman in far north Queensland, to Ida Bay in the remote south east of Tasmania. An exclusive self-released title available only through specialist railway bookstores and direct online through Blurb.


Train Tripping Around Melbourne (2015)


Kobo Number 1 Bestselling Travel Reference
Kobo Number 1 Bestselling Transportation Railroads
Smashwords Number 1 Bestselling Transportation Railroads
Smashwords Number 4 Bestselling Travel Reference

ISBN: 9781310681929
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Exploring the best of Melbourne by train and tram in just 72 hours. Lifelong train enthusiast and award nominated author Phillip Overton visits Melbourne for a 3 day rail adventure around Australia's most cosmopolitan city. From riding the world's largest surviving tram network to a hands-on experience aboard Australia's favourite steam train, he mixes interesting facts with his renowned sense of humour while journeying by train to some of Melbourne's most famous attractions. What happens when you cross 83 brightly coloured bathing sheds, a much-travelled cottage, a band from Little River and a 9 story shot tower? You get this 365 km self-guided railway adventure that is the perfect travelling companion for exploring Melbourne from the comfort of a train.


Train Tripping Around Sydney (2015)


Kobo Number 1 Bestselling Travel Reference
Kobo Number 1 Bestselling Transportation Railroads
Smashwords Number 1 Bestselling Travel Reference
Smashwords Number 1 Bestselling Transportation Railroads

ISBN: 978130406157
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Exploring the best of Sydney by train in just 72 hours. Award nominated author Phillip Overton lands in Australia's best known city to explore the sights of Sydney on a 3 day railway adventure like no other. From ghostly cobble-stoned streets to the world's steepest railway, he mixes interesting facts with his trademark Australian humour while journeying by train to some of Sydney's most scenic locations. What happens when you cross Skippy the bush kangaroo, a mysterious Aboriginal legend, the ghost of Sydney's Harbour Bridge and a man they couldn't hang? You get this 592 km self-guided railway adventure that is the perfect travelling companion for exploring Sydney from the comfort of a train.


Train Tripping Eastern Australia (2014)


Kobo Number 1 Bestselling Transportation Railroads
Smashwords Number 1 Bestselling Transportation Railroads
Kobo Number 2 Bestselling Travel Reference
Smashwords Number 4 Bestselling Travel Reference

ISBN: 9781310126130
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From Brisbane to Sydney and back in less than 48 hours by train. Bestselling Author and lifelong train enthusiast Phillip Overton is back with another 3 day railway adventure along Australia's east coast. While boarding one of Australia's most overlooked classic train journeys, he shares some interesting facts and his trademark sense of humour while making a stop over in Coffs Harbour on the Brisbane to Sydney XPT. What happens when you cross a Purple Wiggle, a Hollywood Gladiator, a dolphin named Zippy and Her Majesty The Queen of England? You get this 1,850 km self-guided railway adventure that is the perfect travelling companion for appreciating Australia's east coast from the window of a train.


Train Tripping Coastal Queensland (2014)


Kobo Number 1 Bestselling Travel Reference
Kobo Number 1 Bestselling Transportation Railroads
Smashwords Number 1 Bestselling Transportation Railroads
Smashwords Number 3 Bestselling Travel Reference

ISBN: 9781311373915
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From Brisbane to Cairns and back in less than 72 hours by train. Author and lifelong train enthusiast Phillip Overton is out to travel the length and breadth of Australia and New Zealand by train. While unearthing some interesting facts about one of the world's greatest railway journeys along the Queensland coast to Cairns, his renowned sense of humour spills over into the pages, guaranteeing some laughs before arriving in the tropics. What happens when you cross a sign writer who can't spell, a tribe of cannibals, two Prime Ministers and a Chinaman who gives a massage like no other? You get this 3,362 km self-guided railway adventure that is the perfect travelling companion to appreciating Queensland's coast from the window of a train.


Other books that are available on my author page


   
   


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