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Jane's World Railways covers the railway systems in nearly 140 countries and states worldwide. System details include: key personnel, political background, organisations, financial status, current operations, planned developments, and traction and rolling-stock data. There is also an extensive range of detailed maps and images, all regularly updated. Contact details are given for 2,000 manufacturers, suppliers and service companies, including descriptions of their services and equipment. Key contents include: organisational structures; traffic and revenue statistics; rollingstock fleet data; principal infrastructure details of networks; manufacturers of locomotives and passenger vehicles; diesel engines, transmission and fuelling systems; electric traction equipment; passenger coach equipment; freight vehicles and equipment; brakes and draw gear; bogies and suspension, wheels, axles and bearings; simulation and training systems; signalling and communication systems; passenger information systems; revenue collection systems and station equipment; electrification contractors and equipment suppliers; cables and cable equipment; permanent way components, equipment and services; freight yard and terminal equipment; vehicle maintenance equipment and services; turnkey systems contractors; information technology systems; rolling-stock leasing companies; consultancy services; railway associations and agencies.
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