Book review

THE EVOLUTION of track maintenance and renewal technology is a dynamic process, driven by innovation.

A range of issues surrounding the specification of track maintenance and renewal and the identification of the techniques which will maximise economic efficiency are addressed in the latest Railway Technical Review Special. 22 authors from academia, industry and railway organisations look at the machinery and methods in use.

The 80-page book has 16 articles with detailed descriptions of the permanent way and its maintenance, including the latest techniques for dealing with geotechnical problems. There are practical descriptions of projects including the installation of ballastless track in Germany's Brandleite tunnel.

€25 plus postage from Eurailpress, PO Box 101609, D-20010 Hamburg, Germany