Rail Atlas Great Britain and Ireland

Rail Atlas Great Britain and Ireland

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To the railway enthusiast fraternity, "Baker's Rail Atlas" is 'the Bible'. One of the most successful railway books ever published, it has achieved sales well in excess of 100,000 over 11 editions. Everyone connected with the railway enthusiast market will be delighted with the arrival of the fully updated 12th edition. The book portrays the railway network on the British Isles, differentiating between passenger and freight lines, as well as between single and multi-track sections. The books also shows preserved lines, freight terminals, LRT schemes, passenger stations, lines under construction, proposed lines, depots, etc. This new edition will be fully updated to reflect the developments in railway and LRT infrastructure due for completion by 2010 as well as those schemes currently under development. These projects will include all of the railway investment linked into the 2012 Olympic Games as well as the reopening of the Ebbw Vale line to passenger services, continued expansion of the West Coast main line, significant numbers of new railway stations, the completion of a number of projects in Scotland and much else.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 174 x 248 x 14mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford Publishing Co
  • Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 12th Revised edition
  • all col. maps
  • 0860936325
  • 9780860936329
  • 136,909

About S.K. Baker

Educated in Bradford and at Oxford University, Stuart Baker has been compiling the Rail Atlas since it was first published in 1977, combining its regular update with senior positions in today's railway industry in Britain. His professional career started with British Rail from university and his operational career concluded as Operations Director with one of the privatised Train Operating Companies. Since the late 1990s he has held a number of senior positions within the strategic railway industry and is currently based within the Department for Transport, where he is Deputy Director for National Rail Projects. Married with a family, he lives in York but also has a flat in London.show more