Gradis Bohemia 2011. The six-axle dieselelectric locomotive delivered by Czech manufacturer ČKD to the Soviet State Railways is the Worlds series of diesel locomotives. 7459 units were supplied in 1964-91 (the last batches were not paid for when the Soviet Union was dissolved, which led to the crisis of the manufacturer). It became the standard loco for heavy shunting and transfer freight. Similar locomotives were supplied to the ČSD (class T669.0/770), Poland (class S200), Albania (T669.1), Iraq (DES 3100), India (DEC 120) and Syria (LDE 1500). This impressive work is a worthy tribute to a successful locomotive type. Roughly half of the book deals with the development of the type, derivatives and modifications, and includes a table listing the deliveries batchwise with works numbers. It also discusses competing Soviet designs and details other types exported to the USSR, notably the narrow gauge Tu3 (with details of the 45 locos and where they were employed). The other half of the book describes the operational history region by region. For each Soviet railway there is a route map, allocation list and photographs of stations and other subjects. The book is in Czech language with a half-page summary and seven pages of translated captions each in English, German (better than the English) and Russian. Leafing through this well produced volume one longs for a full translation! 382 pages A4, 234 photographs, hb.