Jane’s World Railways 1998-99

Edited by Ken Harris

The 792-page 40th edition of this annual marks a major change in the format, with the introductory pages followed by the railway entries before the manufacturers’ listings. Railways are listed alphabetically by country, each with a descriptive text, sometimes supported by monochrome maps, pictures and tables. Suppliers are broken into 19 disciplines, followed by rolling stock leasing companies, associations, and consultants.

ISBN 0-7106-1813-1. £280·00 from Jane’s Information Group, Sentinel House, 163 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR52NH, Great Britain.

Fax: +44 181 763 1006

NaTaBu ’99

The 39th edition of this comprehensive pocket guide (in three volumes) to the German public transport industry has 1 200 pages. Changes include new transport ministers in various states, and appointments in the federal government. More changes in the railways following regionalisation and in the German railway supply industry are also reflected.

DM118 from Alba Fachverlag, GmbH & Co KG, Postfach 11 01 50, D-40501 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Fax: +49 211 52013-58

Wagen - Das Archiv der deutschen Reisezug- und Güterwagen

This large loose-leaf binder contains a base offer of 29 datasheets covering a wide variety of passenger and freight rolling stock of German railways from the early years (Bavarian Railways narrow gauge coaches) to the present day (DB Cargo flat wagon Rbns 641 of 1997). Future additions will come by subscription, building into a comprehensive survey of German rolling stock. Each datasheet has between one and 12 pages per vehicle including scale drawings, diagrams, photographs, details of fleet numbers and service history.

Base work with binder, 200 pages with 250 photos DM49·80; extra 70-page packs 4 to 5 times a year DM29·80 from Gera NovaVerlag, D-80632 München, Germany.

Fax +49 89 1306 9930

British Rail DMUs & Diesel Railcars: Origins & First Generation Stock

by Brian Morrison

In a dramatic modernisation programme, British Railways turned over most local and regional trains to DMUs between 1954 and 1961. Over 4000 cars were built by competing manufacturers in a wide variety of classes, most to a similar diesel-mechanical design. This 272-page A4 hardback gives a short introduction and technical details for each class. More details are provided in the photo captions.

ISBN 0-7110-2629-7. £34·99 from Littlehampton Book Services, 10-14 Eldon Way, Littlehampton, BH177HE, Great Britain.

Fax: +44 1903 730914