This page provides some links found useful by the compilers of the Guide. No responsibility is accepted for information provided on these web sites. There are many sites specialising in railway-related links, some of these are included. Some of the items duplicate links in the main body of the Guide.
Interessengemeinshaft zur Bereisung von Straßenbahn und Eisenbahnstrecken e.V. (IBSE) is a German railway enthusiast group which operates special trains and has a monthly newsletter "IBSE - Telegramm".
DB Travel Service - includes train service details for much of Europe.
See also The European Railway Server.
For downloadable versions of public timetables see the Timetable section of each country's General Information page.
Fahrplan on line is a very useful starting point to find timetables (rail and other forms of public transport) throughout the world.
Signalling and Track
Railroad Gauge Width Literature - a list of railway gauges used or being used worldwide.
Detailed distances for the Vienna area S-Bahn services. U-Bahn, tram and bus distances are also available using the other links on the same page.
Metros, Trams and Trolleybuses
The UrbanRail.Net website holds diagrammatic maps and descriptions of the world’s metro systems.
The Light Rail Transit Association website has "a complete listing of Light Rail, Light Railway, Tramway & Metro systems throughout the World".
The Monorail Society website has details of Monorails and Schwebebahnen in Europe and elsewhere.
Heritage and Minor Railways
FACS-UNECTO gives details of many French minor railways and the limited number of special trains in France.
The official website of the Children's Railway near Budapest in Hungary.
Rinbad - information on railway geography and infrastructure in Europe and around the world.
The European Railway Server - links to virtually every railway site in Europe, including timetable information.
Trainspotting Bükkes has an interesting series of articles on Electrification Systems, Border Crossings and has maps of some European countries and cities.
Bruse's Funiculars - funicular railways around the world - pictures, articles, maps, technical descriptions and much more.
www.schmalspur.at is dedicated to narrow gauge railways, mostly in Austria but with some International information (German language).
RailServe: The Internet Railroad Directory - over 9,000 rail-related links.
RailroadData.com - over 5,000 rail-related links.
www.terra.es/personal/ara.del/trens/europa/europa.htm - links to official (and some non-official) European and other world-wide railway sites.
National Model Railroad Association's Directory of World Wide Rail Sites.
An excellent portfolio of public transport schematic plans for the whole of "Australia" is available at the [http://www.railmaps.com.au Australian Rail Maps site], including "heritage" operations; it also provides links to timetable information. Schedules for country rail services - including passing times as well as calling times - are available at the AATTC website.