Pictorial history of the railways of Normandie, the region roughly between Paris, Rennes and the northern coast of France, served by the dense network of the CF de lOuest, later taken over by the Etat. There were also several metre gauge and a few 600mm gauge railways, including the longest system in France of that gauge, the Calvados railway. Seven towns had electric railways and there were five funiculars, somewhat surprising in a country of low altitudes. There is a brief history of each line, illustrated by a large number of historical postcards and photographs and by more recent photographs, most of them in colour. A detailed list of the lines shows length, maximum gradient, opening and closure dates. 288 pages 22x31 cm, hb.