David Burns and Toby Kolstad

The two principals of Rail Theory Forecasts have compiled a 280-page book intended as a comprehensive source of information for investors contemplating the freight rolling stock market in North America.

This market study assesses historical production of all products and commodities shipped by rail and also looks at future demand. The book examines developments in the rail industry that relate to traffic and wagon design, and offers statistical models for each car type, including an analysis of past loading levels and new wagon delivery rates so that future loads and deliveries can be forecast.

The price of US$4000 includes an update after six months.

Rail Theory Forecasts, 2115 Greene Street, West Linn, Oregon 97068, USA


Jahrbuch des Bahnwesens Nah- & Fernverkehr

In the 52nd edition of this annual publication a range of specialist authors present an overview of developments in the German rail industry during 2002-03.

Focusing on companies, vehicles and infrastructure, the topics covered include the Rhein-Neckar S-Bahn, the introduction of the ICE3 high speed trains, and the use of dynamic passenger information systems. A lengthy feature looks at developments in city transport and orders for new light rail vehicles.

The articles are in German, with English summaries provided, and there are numerous illustrations throughout the 184 pages.

ISBN 3-7771-0310-1. €28.

Hestra-Verlag, Postfach 10 16 09, D-20010 Hamburg, Germany

Tel: +49 40 237 14 266

Charmec Triennial Report

Chalmers University’s Railway Mechanics centre in G