The photographs in this collection were made between 1959 and 1969, documenting the last decade of steam locomotive operation in Australia and New Zealand (Australasia). I began with a Kodak Brownie Model D at age 12, upgrading to a Model F (with yellow filter!) in 1961. In 1964 I bought a second hand 35mm camera of long forgotten make which gave me no end of grief. Finally, in January 1966 I earned enough to buy a medium format Yashica 635. Photography was of secondary interest to my railway explorations. My generation of enthusiasts was free to go just about anywhere, enjoying the hospitality of railwaymen who often welcomed the chance to share their experiences. They were unwitting mentors, and not surprisingly many of us made careers in the industry. It was a great adventure and I'm glad to share these with you.