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Railwatch 081 - October 1999

Sales Stand

Thomas the Privatised Tank Engine (foreword by Ian Hislop). Limited numbers now in stock. £4.50

Developing Rail. Our own story. The first 20 years of RDS. £3.20

Britain's Railway (The Only Transport For The Future) by Colin Garratt. Special price £4

RDS aniversary pen (burgundy with gold lettering) £1.50

Hidden Dangers

Hidden Dangers (Railway Safety in the Era of Privatisation).

A new book by Stanley Hall, published by Ian Allan, to follow Mr Hall's highly successful books Danger Signals and Danger on the Line. Comprehensive and consroversial in its coverage, Hidden Dangers is an essential read for anyone interested in the nature of the modern railway and how it will cope with railway safety in the private sector.

Order your copy £10.95 post free.

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A to Z Update

Following on from the popular A to Z of Rail Reopenings book of April 1998, a 16 page A5 size booklet has just been published by RDS Midlands containing supplementary information for 1998 and 1999.

Details of new stations in alphabetical and date order, new routes for passenger services, experimental stations and stations anticipated to open in 2000-2002 are all detailed in the booklet.

A to Z of Rail Reopenings. The 1998 edition together with supplement, £6.95 post free.

Just the supplement £1.20 post free.

Order from Phil Morris (RDS Sales), 113b Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3EU. Cheques payable to RDS.

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