Publications – November 2001

first_imgBook review,Paris Carte des Réseaux FerrésFourth editionThis updated geographical map of railways in the Paris area encompasses all SNCF and RATP routes, plus other rail and tram lines including the Euro Disney Railroad and OrlyVAL. There is also a detailed track plan of the metro, showing all depots, sidings and platforms. £3·50 from Quail Map Company, 2 Lincoln Road, Exeter, EX4 2DZ, Great Britain.Tel: +44 1392 430277TrackJim PikeProviding a simple, non-technical introduction to the subject, illustrated with black-and-white photographs, this history of railway track stretches from early wooden wagonways to modern high speed lines. It covers manufacturing techniques, track designs, and unorthodox ideas such as the Lartigue monorail and atmospheric railways. Different types of rails, fixings, switches and crossings are explained.£19·99 from Sutton Publishing, Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2BU, Great Britain.Tel: +44 1453 731114last_img

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