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The Internet is an inexhaustible source of information when it comes to the history and condition of locomotives and other rail vehicles. But you can't do without books, because reaching for the shelf sometimes provides faster orientation than confusing Wikipedia articles. Transpress has recently published inexpensive German language books on ÖBB and SBB locomotives and railcars that provide an up-to-date overview.

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The Swabian narrow-gauge railroad Marbach - Beilstein - Heilbronn has been memorialized. A comprehensive book. If only layout and printing would be better...

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The "Schöne Württembergerin", the class C of the K.W.St.E. and later class 181, is comprehensively described in a new book.

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For the first time a German book describes in detail the eventful history of the railroads in Alsace and Lorraine, France. It is worth reading.

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Many electric locomotives of the former state railways and the Deutsche Reichsbahn have fallen into oblivion because they were only built in small numbers and did not always prove themselves. The German language book by Dirk Winkler recalls them with brilliant photos once again in the memory of railway enthusiasts and engineers. The text has unfortunately turned out rather joyless due to unnecessary flaws.