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A photojournalist friend of mine brought to my attention a book review dedicated to a Swiss railroad photographer.

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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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Railroad cranes may be among the least known rail vehicles. This subject, reserved for specialists, has rarely been covered in magazines and books. Udo Kandler has rolled up the history of German rail cranes in his book published by EK-Verlag and compiled spectacular pictures.

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„Eisenbahnreisen - Fernweh auf Schienen“ is the title of a new illustrated book, which has been published as a licensed edition from Transpress of the English book "Railway Journeys" by David Ross (Amber Books). Arranged according to continents, you will find here in the large format 290 mm x 213 mm about 210 photos from all over the world, knowledgeably annotated to 2020.

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For five years a hardly known railroad company existed in the French occupation zone in southwest Germany: SWDE.

The current EK-Special 138 describes the complicated railroad history after the end of World War II.

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If you can read German, I would recommend in the German thread of spur1info my review of a German-language book about station restaurants from all over the world.

Or maybe you would like to give it away to someone who can read it.