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The Rinbad archive

The newsletter - edited by the late Brian Philp - has been published, usually twice monthly, on paper since October 1992, and on the web since July 1999. Unformatted plain-text files (200-775 kilobytes each) comprise the complete Rinbad newsletter archive for each year to 2003. HTML files cover 2004 and the first Rinbad newsletter for 2005 - Brian's final edition.

1992-93 - - - 1994 - - - 1995 - - - 1996 - - - 1997 - - - 1998 - - - 1999 - - - 2000 - - - 2001 - - - 2002

2003 - - - 2004 - - - 2005


Rinbad's ancillary resources

Please remember that the following items were current at the dates when they were written and may have been overtaken by subsequent events.

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Rinbad's railway maps and plans: Europe and beyond

  • AT CZ DE HR IT PL SI TN Railway maps of certain complex areas in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Tunisia, by Rodger Wilkinson (15 April 2011)
  • BE DE ES HR IT Railway maps of certain complex areas in Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Italy and Spain, by Gregory Beecroft (26 July 2009)
  • CH Railway maps from Switzerland (2 May 2010)
  • FR Glos-Montfort - Honfleur: route profile (as at 1957). The layout has since been simplified with surplus facilities withdrawn, new sidings opened at Beuzeville (Eure) and a completely new terminal (Pont de Normandie) opened at Honfleur in 1977, replacing all the facilities shown there (19 October 2004)
  • FR LGV Est: a series of 15 schematic plans of the junctions and stations on the LGV Est, in order from west to east:
        Schematic overview ; 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; 5 ; 6 ; 7 ; 8 ; 9 ; 10 ; 11 ; 12 ; 13 ; 14 ; 15 (21 January 2007)

    Rinbad's other resources

  • Train-ferry routes of the world, a list, amended 11 September 2005
  • GB - Railway companies in Scotland, showing mergers and acquisitions up to the 1923 grouping and the 1948 nationalisation
  • GB FR BE - Eurostar routes: distances, including the GB high-speed Channel Tunnel Rail Link Phase 1 opened on 28 September 2003 (amended 20 October 2005)
  • FR - French military passenger trains over unusual routes, summer 1995, by Richard Maund
  • FR - SNCF branch-lines with freight, a 1995 list
  • FR - Railways round Gray (Haute-Saône), 2003, by Richard Maund (slightly amended 19 October 2004)
  • BE - The Vennbahn: Belgium’s railway through Germany (slightly amended 19 October 2004)
  • BE - Brussels Direct Military Railway (Aachen - Montzen - Visé - Tongeren) by Gregory Beecroft
  • DE - Berlin’s main stations: some historical notes, updated 18 November 2003
  • SE - Sweden’s TGOJ line, 2002 (Trafikaktiebolaget Grängesberg-Oxelösund Järnvägar), by Richard Maund
  • ES - Rail transport in Barcelona in 2000
  • IT - Railways of Sardinia, 2003, by Gregory Beecroft
  • IT - Railways in and around Napoli, 2002, by Alan de Burton and Gregory Beecroft
  • IT - Ferrovia Trento - Malé, 2002, by Gregory Beecroft
  • IT - Opening dates of some principal Italian main lines, 2003, by Gregory Beecroft
  • RU - The Kaliningrad Oblast and its railways, 1996, by Gregory Beecroft
  • IN - India: narrow-gauge lines in late 2002 and late 2003, by Simon Mortimer
  • IN - India: the complex junctions at Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri, 2003, by Alastair Boobyer
  • JP - Some branch lines in Japan, 1995
  • AU - Passenger railways of Victoria, Australia, 1998, by Paul Steane (minor amendments November 2009)
  • CA - The Québec Central Railway, reopened in 2000, described in 2003 by Richard Maund
  • CA - Urban passenger rail systems in Canada, a 2001 list, by Richard Maund
  • US - Local passenger rail systems in the United States of America, a 2000 list
  • US - The El Paso & Southwestern Railroad, by Richard Maund (26 September 2011)
  • US - Chicago’s commuter and main-line rail passenger routes, 2001, by Ian Umpleby and Richard Maund (February 2002, amended 22 July 2006)
  • US - Railways in the area of St.Louis, Missouri, by Richard Maund (amended 4 February 2010)
  • US - Miami - Key West, Florida’s ‘railway that went to sea’, 1908-1935, by Geoffrey Blyth
  • US - Cheyenne to Laramie over Sherman Hill: a chronology with sketch plans, compiled by Alan Sprod (November 2004)
  • PE - Railways of Perú: sketch-maps and track diagrams, 1999, by Stephen Phillips
  • BR - Railways in the São Paulo area of Brazil in 1997
  • KN - Railways on St.Kitts: track diagrams, 2004, by Stephen Phillips
  • KN - Railways on St.Kitts: route map, 2004, by Stephen Phillips

    Trams over obscure routes - listing trams working in public service over obscure routes - has now been transferred to the Enthusiast's Guide to Travelling the Railways of Europe website.

    Information about international lines across frontiers in Europe has now been transferred to the Enthusiast's Guide to Travelling the Railways of Europe website.


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