New Trains for New Railways and Fault-Free Trains - A Reality?

The proceedings of these two IMechE seminars have been published as good quality casebound books. £77 (New Trains for New Railways) or £42 (Fault-Free Trains) from Professional Engineering Publishing, Northgate Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP326BW, Great Britain.

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Railway Engineering - 98.

These proceedings include several interesting papers presented at the First International Conference on Maintenance & Renewal of Permanent Way and Structures at Brunel University in Uxbridge Among the papers were Recuperation of track joints with welding, from CVRD of Brazil, and Axial forces in track & tamping machine shifting sets from Gdansk Technical University in Poland.ISBN 0-947644-37-7. Engineering Technics Press, 46 Cluny Gardens, Edinburgh EH106BN, Great Britain.

Fax: +44 131 452 8596Privatisated Railways

John Glover

This 128 page softback pocket book replaces the earlier title ABC National Railways by the same author. It describes Britain’s rail privatisation process from start to finish. The separate elements of the privatised railway are fully detailed, along with all the passenger franchisees, even down to current service patterns. £8·99 from Ian Allan Mail Order, Littlehampton Book Services, 10-14 Eldon Way, Littlehampton, BN177HE, Great Britain.

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Railway Track Diagrams: New South Wales Metropolitan Areas

The Quail track diagram series moves outside the British Isles, with Volume 7 covering New South Wales in Australia. The region around Sydney, and out to Lithgow, Canberra and Newcastle, is covered in great detail, with every track feature marked. ISBN 1-898319-34-0. £6·50 The Quail Map Company, 2 Lincoln Road, Exeter, EX42DZ, Great Britain.

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