Indiana UniversityPress 2004. 168 pages 29x29cm, hb,168p, over 200 ill. including b/w and colour photos, line drawings, maps, old advertisements and works of art, text in English. There have been some 360 US-built steam locomotives on Australian Government Railways: New South Wales was the best customer with 197 locomotives between 1877 and 1952 (the first and last years of American steam imports to all Australia) and Tasmania smallest with 4 contractor's or PWD locomotives only. Tabulated data with technical specifications and individually listed locomotives is found at the end of the book. Historical review state by state forms the main part of this book. The large page format allows a very varied layout and the complete book has been printed in colour with many of the b/w photos with blueish or brownish tint and line drawings in coloured boxes. The text and presentation of individual classes is more historical than technical. Steam trams are also covered, but industrial locomotives are not, with the exception of some second-hand state railways' locomotives or former contactor's locomotives illustrated in those assignments.