Robinson, Neil: World Rail Atlas and Historical Summary Volume 8 : The Middle East and Caucasaus
Book Number: WRA-08
World Rail Atlas Ltd. England 2006 168 pages maps - The World Rail Atlas and historical survey of the Middle East and Caucasus is the first such publication in an emerging series that will cover all parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Americas.-This volume is the eighth in a series of 20, released as such due to the availability of material. It covers the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. This book attempts to be a complete historical register of the railway routes of the regions covered, but of course there will be omissions. Some of these countries' railway networks are diagrammatically represented in print for the first time ever, save for minimal and obscure diagrams produced through the years, and together with all distances shown to the nearest tenth of a kilometre, where known, gives as complete a picture as is possible at this stage. It must be stressed though that kilometre distances are sometimes haphazard even in official documents, and without actually travelling on all routes to verify the distances, errors are likely through either incorrect readings given by railway companies, or in past publications, or by re-alignments of lines and consequent removal of curves.