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World Railways 1960 Sampson And Low 6th ed
A worldwide survey of railway operation and equipment – very comprehensive and an interesting insight into the days before the decline of rail in many countries.
Gives 3 years of figures for profitability of NZ Rail, 1955 expenditure was 96% of revenue, 1956, 100,7% and 1958 103%....Lots of talk about modernisation of railways worldwide. Included undergrounds and other railway types
Ed by Henry Sampson
412 pages, hardcover with dustjacket, many period illustration of train ( nearly all electric or diesel only a few steam locos illustrated), rolling stock , maps, and data tables relating to 1500 railways in 108 different countries and train related advertising, Shows NZ has 502 steam locomotives, 28 electric locos, 193 diesel locos and 50 tractors (shunters)
Book is in good condition pricing scribble on cover page and dustjacket is worn at edges
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