Category: Operations

Rail Atlas 1939-1945

Rail Atlas 1939-1945

Rail Atlas 1939-1945 is designed to provide a guide to the impact of the Second World War on the railway industry, illustrating the evolution of the railway network during these years. The various lines are differentiated between those that had…

Speedlink – Paul Shannon

Speedlink - Paul shannon

Speedlink by freight traffic expert Paul Shannon is a pictorial history of the background to the service, its development and operation before 1991, and an overview of the survival of wagon-load freight since Speedlink ceased operation. Gloriously illustrated throughout by…

Welcome to our railway book reviews

Hi, Model Railway Book Reviews is a site that tries to list all currently available Model Railway books and books on real railways that will be of general interest to Modellers. Where we can we give an honest opinion of…

Freight Train Formations -David Ratcliffe

Freight Train Formations - David Ratcliffe

David Ratcliffe has produced an excellent reference book for modellers of the rail blue and sectorisation periods. Freight Train Formations is a well produced volume detailing trains from the mid 1970’s up to the early 1990’s. There are lots of…

The Blue Diesel Era – David Cable

The Blue Diesel Era - David Cable

Launched in 1964, with the XP64 rake of Class 48 and coaches, the era of Rail Blue was to dominate Britain’s main-line railways for almost two decades until the sectorisation of the 1980s. By the end of steam in August…