Benelux Railways 7th Edition

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Benelux Railways – Locomotives and Multiple Units – is the complete guide to all locomotives and multiple units in service on the railways of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. It includes:

  • A brief historical background to the railways of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
  • Detailed fleet lists of all locomotives & multiple units in service, including the former state-controlled operators in all three countries and the multitude of private operators that have entered the fray in recent years.
  • Details of international high-speed trains that regularly operate across the Benelux countries.
  • A general overview of the organisation and structure of Belgian National Railways (SNCB), Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and Luxembourg Railways (CFL).
  • Brief descriptions of the operations of every private passenger train operating company, freight operator and track maintenance company.
  • Useful tips on fares and how the get to the Benelux countries from the UK.
  • Detailed maps of the Benelux railway network.
  • An explanation of the different numbering schemes in use across the three countries, and the European Vehicle Numbering scheme.
  • Livery information.
  • Depot allocations.
  • Technical data for every class of locomotive and multiple unit.
  • Full lists of steam, diesel and electric locomotives and multiple units that are now in preservation
  • Information about museums and museum lines with contact details and brief summaries of the number of exhibits usually present.
  • Over 90 colour illustrations.
  • An extensive list of locomotive and multiple unit builders
  • A glossary of useful railway-themed terms in Dutch, French and English

This book has been compiled and updated by the former editor of Today’s Railways Europe, David Haydock. It is the result of many years of ongoing original research and has been compiled with the assistance of many contacts across the Benelux countries.

Benelux Railways: Locomotives & Multiple Units is part of the Platform 5 European Handbook series. It is the most comprehensive guide to the rolling stock operating in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. 192 pages. Published November 2017.

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