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ISBN: 0007182260
Author: Howard Johnston
Language: English
Publisher: Collins-Janes; First Edition edition (September 5, 2005)
Pages: 496
Category: Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 215
Size Fb2: 1483 kb
Size ePub: 1195 kb
Size Djvu: 1377 kb
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Joining the well-established series of Jane's Recognition Guides, this is the only book you will need to identify the trains of the world. This is a good spotter's guide for contenporary world railroads. I wanted more pictures,to see all sides and liveries. Judging by the lack of information on american locos, I can only think the other railroads are just as sparse.

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Joining the well-established series of Jane's Recognition Guides, this is the only book you will need to identify the trains of the world. Globalisation means that rail interest is no longer just domestic and rail fans travel far and wide to follow their hobby. Though in an easy to use format, this extensive guide covers over 500 of the trains that you are ever likely to see on your adventures. Organised in a way that makes comparison and contrast between similiar types easy, this guide also includes details of number in service, weight, builder, formation, power system and unit, power rating, max speed, fuel and passenger capacities, notes on modifications and special features. Along with extensive and clear photography this title also features maps showing all the major routes and locations of manufacturers, an index and glossary. This comprehensive title is the only guide worthy of the Jane's reputation as the authority on transport. This is the only book you need to make the most of your interest in trains, at any level. Contents Locomotives Passenger Freight Special Duties High Speed Regional Commuter Metro systems Glossary Index

Comments:

Xirmiu
This book is THE deifinitive reference book for train enthusiasts, especially those interested in locomotives. It covers all classes of electric and diesel motive power in use as of 2005. The book is full color, and goes in to all the various classes of each type of equipment. The hundreds of color pictures from all over the world make it a must have for anyone interested in railroads. However, the book should really be named "Locomotive Recognition Guide" as there is no coverage of passenger cars or freight cars. Perhaps there will be future editions covering those topics. For the price, you cannot go wrong!
Cha
This book was too much overview and too little detail. Distinguishing features were not addressed, i.e. how do you tell the difference between a GP38 and a GP40?

It was like a bird recognition guide that showed a nice full-color picture of every finch in the world but showed no ditinguishing marks like beaks and wing shapes.

Very disappointing.
Madis
I really wanted to give this book a three star rating, but as there are no alternatives, and it is in fact quite handy as a casual resource, I gave it a higher rating than it probably deserves. These all-in-one reference books intended for the general market are by nature hampered by limitations on price and binding size, and thus cannot be comprehensive. As other reviewers have mentioned, there are better references for US locomotives. Also, I question the odd preoccupation with Australian trains- 27 pages are devoted to them, while only 20 pages to French types, and a miserly 15 pages to Japanese trains. Certainly Jane's, with all their research expertise, can give us more information on trains outside the anglophone world? In addition, and once again mentioned by another reviewer, this book is already 4 years out of date. Many new trains including high speed rail designs have been introduced since the publishing date. As far as layout, pictures are acceptable, though a few are out of focus or taken platform side, obscuring detail. I would have liked line drawings and dimensions, at least for well-known or major types (a minor quibble). That said, this is the only "affordable" all-in-one reference to world trains out there (barring those remainder bin "coffee table" books full of pretty pictures and even more errors), and it does provide info on less well-known African, South American, and Asian trains and locomotives. Jane's is to be commended for introducing these types to Western readers.
Ghile
As a model railroad hobbyist, I wanted to know the difference between various models of railroad engines. The differences are often slight and not obvious. I was looking for a book that would point out these differences, something akin to the ubiquitous bird identification books (i.e., This bird is distinguished by a bright streak of yellow across the breast). Certainly Jane's Train Recognition Guide sounded like it would be that book.

No such luck. This book has a picture or two of each locomotive with a short description of size, weight and power followed by a brief history of the design. "Recognition" information is non exist. You'll be hard pressed to tell the difference between a GP38 and a Dash 7 with just the information provided by this very disappointing book.

Also note that if you are interested in trains in the United States, the pickings are mighty slim. Only 43 pages of the books 480 pages of locomotive listings, less than 9%, are devoted to the trains of "North America" including Canada and Mexico. With a number of models garnering two pages of coverage, the total number of models listed is quite small with many significant gaps.

If you're looking for nice pictures of trains from around the world and don't care what the differences are, this may be your book. But if you're looking for a recognition guide, definitely look elsewhere.
Funky
This is a good spotter's guide for contenporary world railroads. I wanted more pictures,to see all sides and liveries. Judging by the lack of information on american locos, I can only think the other railroads are just as sparse. Still, it is a good reference. I have seen references with more information but not as handy.

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