Rail workshops history preserved in print

HISTORY COLLECTED: Secretary of the Railway Institute in Tasmania Malcolm Cash and Louise James who compiled 'The Launceston Railway Workshops' book for the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Picture: Phillip Biggs

HISTORY COLLECTED: Secretary of the Railway Institute in Tasmania Malcolm Cash and Louise James who compiled 'The Launceston Railway Workshops' book for the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Picture: Phillip Biggs

The history of the railway workshops at Inveresk has been compiled into a new book, launched Thursday at the Retired and Ex Railway Employees Association 2016 Christmas lunch. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery director Richard Mulvaney said the museum had long desired to have a publication on the Launceston railway workshops site to heighten general awareness and appreciation of the history of the place and people who worked there.

“This year we’ve been fortunate enough to realise that ambition with the publication of this warm and evocative book, with financial support from TasRail,” he said.

Louise James, who compiled the book, said a body of photographs by Stephen Carter made the publication possible.

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