A delicate piece of French railway history

Yves Broncard has been one of the finest writers, photographers and researchers on French railway history since decades.

Just published is another work that should not be overlooked amongst the many recent productions on France's railway past. Its title: Autorails de France Tome IV, Les Autorails légers des années 1930, Les Autorails légers des années 1940, Billard. It is number 4 in a series covering all railcars with some form of internal combustion power. France has a lot of historical and interesting experiments and unorthodox products to offer both in the field of technology and design. Prepare to come across to a lot of surprises. The series also covers interesting export orders for French autorails, for instance in this volume to Greece. Best is to give yourself a treat and go for the complete series whilst stocks last. We just learnt from Paris that Autorails de France Tome V is imminent.

280 pages, € 65,- including postage and packing if ordered from La Vie du Rail. Hardbound many fine photographs by the author and by other excellent photographers. Well designed and very good printing quality. Published by Editions La vie du Rail in Paris. ISBN 2-915034-68-4, www.laviedurail.com