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TRACKatlas of Mainland Britain
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TRACKatlas of Mainland Britain

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The new 3rd edition of Britain's most detailed railway atlas, showing the entire national railway network with track level detail. As well as being completely revised and updated, this keenly awaited volume has been further enhanced by the inclusion of nine major light rail & metro systems (excluding underground systems), and a further seven heritage railways; all major standard gauge lines over 3 miles in length are now included, together with several narrow gauge lines. Other enhancements include new lines (the Borders Railway and Crossrail, new stations, remodelling (Reading and London Bridge) and electrification ( the North West and Great Western Main Line) as well as many other local developments including new depots/traincare facilities.

Some major changes due to come into effect between the date of publication and the end of 2017 have been included. For other significant works on Thameslink and Crossrail which do not come into service until 2018, the final layouts, as presently anticipated have been mapped.

A greater number of locations now benefit from inset maps. 16 pages have been added and the total number of map pages is now 159. The index now extends to over 10,000 locations

  • All passenger and freight routes are shown with their track formations including connections, crossovers and primary sidings; 
  • All stations are shown with platform detail and with mileages denoted in miles and chains; 
  • Most railway signal boxes, junctions and tunnels are shown including their names and railway mileages;
  • Most level crossings are included together with information describing their type; 
  • Complex areas are shown as larger scale insets;
  • Different colours are used to denote electrification type and voltage.

Hardback, 192 pages

ISBN: 9781909431263

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Updated: 29 December 2021