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#1 Sep 8th, 2005, 19:18
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The Great Indian Railway Atlas is now available for sale. I have worked on this project for over 3 years, and have done all the work myself, from info collection, to design, layout, etc. It is self published.

You can purchase online from http://indianrailstuff.com.
More details are available here.


What you will find in the atlas:

A 84 page comprehensive atlas of the Indian railway network. This is a
highly detailed product, showing almost all lines, every station, type of
track, lines under construction, and has details like closed lines and
sections, a full index with station codes and supporting maps. This is the
first edition.

The Great Indian Railway Atlas
By Samit Roychoudhury
Published by Samit Roychoudhury
ISBN 81-901457-0-3
Total pages: 84, Weight: 200 gm approx
Size: 236 x 182 mm (9.25" x 7.125")
55 pages of 2 colour maps
Support maps, legend etc.
20 pages of index and glossary.
Softbound, laminated cover
Pages open flat to make reference easy.

Samit Roychoudhury
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Originally Posted by samit The Great Indian Railway Atlas ...
A 84 page comprehensive atlas of the Indian railway network. This is a
highly detailed product, showing almost all lines, every station, type of
track, lines under construction, and has details like closed lines and
sections, a full index with station codes and supporting maps. This is the
first edition.

The Great Indian Railway Atlas
By Samit Roychoudhury
Published by Samit Roychoudhury
ISBN 81-901457-0-3
I've just got one of these - its an excellent piece of work, with great detail - ideal for anyone travelling around India - especially if you are going a bit further than Goa and the Jaipur triangle. I wish it had been around years ago.

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The Great Indian Railway Atlas - 2nd Edition is available

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Hi Folks,
The atlas is back with the 2nd edition. The dispatchs starts from 18th october, 2010. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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i thought i'd be the first one to spread the word
oh well - as long as the word is OUT

yup - the 2nd edition is out !!!!
steven this is for you - and all other fans of the indian railway...



indianrailstuff


loads of additional details and that many more tracks... since the last edition.
AND, this time, its 4-colour printing... all the way through



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Yes, that looks a brilliant piece of work. Samit has obviously put a huge amount of effort into the new edition. I can't wait to get a copy of this.
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First thing I have to say, the 2nd edition is just awesome, and whilst the first edition was a major piece of work and a fantastic achievement, the 2nd edition is in another league, even if you already have the first edition, you really should get the 2nd edition, it's so much better than the first.

Here's something amazing, Samit sent my copy at about 19:00 IST, I received it in England 2 days later at 16:50 BST, barely 48 hours later.

So why do I love the 2nd edition?

First, Samit listened to feedback about the first edition, the colors and clarity have been improved a lot, also the scale has been increased to 1:1,500,000, the same as the major road atlas's (Nelles + Eicher), so it's now very easy to switch between road and rail atlases, and Samit has included most roads.

Samit's first rail atlas was very informative, but let's be honest, it was never so easy on the eye, and not really exciting to study, kind of like those awful black and white state road maps we can pick up for a few Rs at every news stand (though the rail atlas was always 100 times better), but imagine putting down one of those state road maps and then picking up a Nelles 1:1,500,000 map, you suddenly get excited about traveling down that road and through those hills and wondering what you may find, this is the feeling I get when I look through the 2nd edition rail atlas, I want to turn the next page and see where that line goes, see if it goes close to another line and then hopefully work out alternative routes, it really is an enjoyment looking through it.

I'm not trying to say that every tourist should buy one, but if you're the sort who loves getting off the beaten track, or just searching for alternative routes between places, or just an information junkie, then you really are missing out if you don't have this new rail atlas.
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Rail Atlas 2nd edition available in Delhi?

Hi, I'll be arriving in Delhi on November 24, and I would love to pick up a copy of the rail atlas. Will it be available in Delhi at this time?

Also, is it about the same size as the first edition, or much larger? I have sen the first edition at the library, and it was small enough to travel with...

Thanks folks, and congratulations to Samit on the publication.
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Originally Posted by tommytoes View Post Also, is it about the same size as the first edition, or much larger? I have sen the first edition at the library, and it was small enough to travel with...
It's the same size as the 1st edition and easy to carry around.

You'll have to email Samit to find out if any copies are available in Delhi, and where to get one, I'm sure they will be available.

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the scale has been increased to 1:1,500,000, the same as the major road atlas's (Nelles + Eicher), so it's now very easy to switch between road and rail atlases, and Samit has included most roads.
It's been brought to my attention that the first edition was also 1:1,500,000, but I got a copy of the pre-publication first edition that was 1:1,666,667.
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Samit,

Congratulations on a wonderful effort. Where can I buy a copy of the 2nd edition? Have you finalized the distribution rights? If not, let me know !

Cheers

Nattusbs
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@ brishti Steve got his copy before you did
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@ TimMakins. Thank you. Hope you get your copy soon
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@ tommytoes. I would advise you to order online to be sure you have it in hand in time. No shops in Delhi have it as yet. As for the size, it is still about the same (7 x 9.25 inches) but thicker, as the number of pages have increased from 84 to 104.
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@ steven_ber. Thanks for the nice words Your quick delivery was just chance. Things fell in place. Usual time is 5 days.

The pre-publication printouts you had had a different scale. The regular first edition as well as this have the same scale albiet projected differently. Consequently the second edition occupies more printed area.
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@ Nattusbs. Thank you. No distributor in India. I focus on sales from my website, and a handful of resellers. Your best bet is to order online from www.indianrailstuff.com.
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I got my copy on the very next day(19th October) after ordering. That was really fast. Excellent product. Good show, Samit.
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