A totally comprehensive European railway atlas which is not only packed with clear maps, but a range of useful information making it an essential reference for European rail travellers and all those interested in how the railway networks work across Europe.
It covers all the countries in Europe up to the Russian, Belorussian and Ukranian borders. The mapping is at 1:2 000 000 scale to enable clear representation of each line in each country (names of lines are shown) together with all significant stations. There is additional detailed mapping of the rail systems in the major urban centres of Europe. Single and double track is differentiated, as well as electrically operated lines. Tourist or preserved railways and narrow gauge lines are also shown. Other features shown on the mapping include marshalling yards, intermodal stations (container terminals), combined rail-road transport, stations with timber loading, logistics stations, locations of gauge conversion, motive power depots, mines, ferries, tramways, cableways, metro systems and airports.
A useful and detailed introduction outlines how the pan-European rail network works, and there are detailed maps on special features such as high-speed stretches, scenic rail routes, railways in books and films and summaries of national rail system operations. There is also an extensive index.
The first European railway atlas to be published in the English language for some considerable time, this fine selection of maps will be highly sought after.