New book documents PRR cabooses
BOOK REVIEW: Britain’s Second Hand Trams – An Historic Overview
Metro Rail News Published its June 2021 Issue
Bells & Whistles—A sinkhole and a sinking budget
The Bere Alston to Callington Branch
The Ballachulish Railway Line – Part 3
Japanese Narrow Gauge -762mm Lines – Part 2 – The Kiso Railway – Part A
Rail Group On Air: 2021 RT&S Top Projects, Part 1
BOOK REVIEW: Railways of Oxford – A Transport Hub That Links Britain
Now On Line: Railway Age’s May Digital Edition
There are chapters on traction evolution and market reform, which has resulted in one of Europe’s most dynamic markets, with 440 operators and 170 companies now managing parts of the network. Fender also reflects on the future of the German network, including new high-speed lines and a national regular interval timetable from 2030.
Published by Key Books, the book is available from http://www.keypublishing.com and is priced at £14.99.
Designing a winter-proof turnout
After observing the delays wrought by winter on the Dutch network, Mr Richard de Roos has proposed an new switch design that features a frog that moves vertically instead of horizontally.
In his new book, WIRAS – Innovative Switch and Crossing Design, de Roos outlines how the switch eliminates the need for point heaters to remove snow and ice from between the points, reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions.
Developed over the past nine years, the WIRAS turnout is fitted with vertical movable tongues which slide up and down between guides. The tongues are raised and lowered by a set of hydraulic short stroke cylinders, before being set in position by mechanical horizontal locking bars. The tongues and locking-bars can be electro-mechanically or electro-hydraulically powered.
The 196 page, hard cover book, which features 133 illustrations, is available via email from email@example.com for €35.50.
The post Book review – Germany’s Railways: 30 years after reunification appeared first on International Railway Journal.
This article first appeared on www.railjournal.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2021 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.