The Railway Guide of New South Wales, (for the Use of Tourists, Excursionists, and Others); A Convenient Volume of Reference to Railway Routes, Stations, and Places of Interest on the Lines of Railway; Containing a Map of the Blue

The Railway Guide of New South Wales, (for the Use of Tourists, Excursionists, and Others); A Convenient Volume of Reference to Railway Routes, Stations, and Places of Interest on the Lines of Railway; Containing a Map of the Blue

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...the right, upon a bold bluff ID the foreground, fringed with woods along its outline; sweeping round from the railway range to where it ends, in a clif f with a well-wooded talus. Beyond this stands disclosed an enchanting prospect of the Great Cunimbla Valley to the southeast--spread out before on as on a model map. These distant reac es of country are beautifully diversified in outline and colour, and when seen early in the morning, or (better still) in the evening, are full of great effects in light and shade. Further on, at the top of a deep perpendicular cutting--near the staff of the telegraph line--there is another grand view of the same valley, the chrome coloured cliffs in the foreground lending to it a strange but striking attraction. Then the tourist has to scramble, at some risk, past three precipitous cuttings, and he will at length find himself rewarded with the unexpected prospect of a curious grey rock to the west of a great gap to the southward--best seen from an old disused road to the south of the Line. Another grand view is next disclosed further on to the eastward, the Great Cunimbla Valley appearing over the broken edge of a shelving semi-circular basin of rock, with sloping woods, set off (laterally) by tall and brightly tinted cliffs. The next change presents a modification of the same kind of scene, dotted everywhere with broken fragments of isolated grey rock, and rough pyramids of stone; Mount Piddington reappearing in the distance to the westward. This pretty well occupies the first 4 miles of the trip; but (near the Blackheath Platform) there are still occasional peeps of the Great Valley worth going many miles to see, and not visible from the adjacent line. Passing Blackheath and continuing along the Line...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831535
  • 9781236831538