Fascinating history of the construction and operation of the Cairns Railway, both main and branch lines. Includes detailed description of the sections, including the Chillagoe Co.'s main line and branches, the Cairns Range Railway, the Milla Milla branch, the Mulgrave Tramway and the North Coast line. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos (and a 2 page color section) as well as several maps. With rosters of steam locomotives, passenger cars (including railmotors), and freight equipment as well as selected station layouts. With list of opening and closing dates of sections. 72 pages.