- Deane, Henry; 1979. "The Wolgan Valley Railway - Its Construction".
This was originally a 1910 article, by the man who built the line, concerning the construction of the railway. It
was reproduced as a small book in 1979 (reprinted 2004) by the Australian Railway Historical Society. Maps are based on
1930s information and do not show all present-day roads. Much of the text has also been incorporated into "Shays in the
Valley" (see below). Deane's article is the only major contempory article that dealt solely with the railway.
- Eardley, G. and Stephens, E. 1974 (Updated 2000). "The Shale Railways of New South Wales".
A wordy (and somewhat opinionated) description from the early 1970s. Based on Deane's description (see above) as
well as what was seen in the 1930s. This reprint has an addendum to correct and update parts of the main text.
A further edition with corrections and update is in preparation.
- Hicks, G. and O'Brien, D. 1999. "Shays in the Valley."
This has a very good collection of photographs of both the railway and Newnes in general. However, the information
concerning the railway has mainly been taken from the previous two sources and, unfortunately, there are a number of
errors in both text and captions.
- Author & Title to be advised
We understand that a new book dealing with the railway is in preparation. The author is known to us and, while we
have no further information, it should be a worthwhile contribution to recording the history of this railway.