Baiyin China

Steam used on daily service for workers.

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Heritage Consulting

As a heritage consultant, Robert has extensive experience with heritage sites, historic railway operations, restoration projects and museum developments from many countries.

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The Klondike Gold Rush Steamers: A History of Yukon River Steam Navigation

Featuring over 600 outstanding photos, many in colour, a compelling and detailed text, maps, references and index. The great Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon and Alaska started in 1896 and within two years, thousands of prospectors, speculators, business owners and tradesmen came to the Klondike from far and wide, seeking their fortunes.

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The Last Steam Railways, Volume 1: The People's Republic of China documents the amazing diversity and drama of the last steam railways throughout China, reflecting on the lives of the people who depend upon the railways and those who keep the steam trains running in a rapidly changing world. Volumes 2 and 3 are in the works. Published by Harbour Publishing.

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Author and Photographer

Robert Turner is the author of 19 books on transportation history and several others are in preparation. He has also written approximately 400 articles and reviews in magazines and journals. He has given numerous lectures and over 5,000 of his photographs have been published in books and magazines and well as being featured in exhibits.


Harbour Publishing, has recently released "The Last Steam Railways, Volume 1: The People's Republic of China. This 384 page volume is available from Harbour for $79.95. The Last Steam Railways, Vol. 2. North Korea, Southeast Asia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Syria and Eritrea is to be released in soon.. Volume 3 will follow approximately 1 year later.

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