WITH the addition of maps of the networks in Madagascar, the Philippines and Venezuela, we are pleased to announce that Railway Directory now offers a complete suite of four-colour geographical maps of the world’s main line railways.

Compiled and edited by Chris Bushell, with maps drawn by Andy Hellawell, the 111th edition has over 4000 entries covering main line railways, infrastructure companies, metro, light rail and tram operators as well as suppliers of all types of equipment. Also listed are statutory bodies responsible for transport policy, industry associations and key industry personnel.

To order the book, or the online version at www.railwaydirectory.net, which is now updated at weekly intervals, contact ESCO Business Services or use the form on p41.

  • Included with our compliments with this edition of Railway Gazette International is a 2006 year planner. Please note that an earlier version of the year planner distributed with our December 2005 edition erroneously included events from last year.