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This valuable book describes the development since 1980 of new carriages for the Italian State Railways, including high speed trains, and their many elements. It comprehensively deals with suspension, couplings, braking, ventilation, doors, windows, car bodies etc, in a way unusual in contemporary railway literature. It is illustrated with numerous line drawings of carriages (too small for modelling purposes) and Components. Italian text. 317 pages 17x24 cm, sb.