Dream Stations, a Worldwide Odyssey (English and French versions)
Dream Stations, a Worldwide Odyssey, published by Langages du sud editions, presents a selection of 54 of the most beautiful and emblematic rail stations in the world.
This brand-new work was conceived in collaboration with the UIC and its members: railway companies from every region of the globe. We visit five continents to discover these historic monuments which are not merely places of transit between trains, but the great witnesses of our time.
These stations are extensions of the urban space, and truly palaces of the modern era. We admire the daring history of certain stations, their grand architecture or simple charm, and the dazzling style of others. Rail stations, symbols of journeys and motion, are the theatre of thousands of lives, from all ages and cultures. Within these pages each rail station, selected from the heart of a city, country or continent, transports the reader to a place of beauty and humanity.
This work also pays homage to rail stations by way of the cinema, as an enduring proof of their universal dimension.
High-Speed World (English and French versions)
This fine book clearly unveils the benefits and effects of these high-speed trains, and the new perspectives they create. 21 existing rail lines throughout the world are thus narrated and illustrated, inviting the reader to discover their specificities, extraordinary routes, cities and inhabitants, as well as their impact upon the population and sociology of cities, the evolution of design, and technical prowess. “Storyboards” by sketch artist, scenographer and rail enthusiast François Shuiten are featured throughout the book, underscoring the unique quality of high-speed travel and introducing an incomparably aesthetic dimension. Following the great success of the Dream Stations, the first publication from the “Around the World” collection, High-Speed World confirms Langages du Sud Editions’ unique ability talent to tell the story of the world of rail.
Atlas High-Speed Rail A3 and A4
These publications contain all high-speed lines in the world, in commercial operation, under construction, planned or long term planned.
They are the only documents in the world which integrate all high-speed lines with their characteristics such as length, speed, equipment and rolling stock.
These high-speed lines are also represented on maps classified by region (Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle-East, North-America and South-America) and countries.
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