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Not bad, but room for improvement
on 8 December 2009
I hadn't picked up on any errors as such, unlike the other reviewers to date, but I feel that although this is a great improvement on Baker in terms of detail it falls short with its format. It's frustrating that all but the simplest of sidings disappear by means of an arrow off the running lines, such that this is not a complete overview of Britain's railway network, which it could and should be. All of this aforementioned detail is depicted in the Quail diagrams, so although I do recognise from personal experience that mapping complex yards and depots is tricky in a constrained space, I feel that this is a big omission. I definitely think it's worth the extra £10 over buying Baker's atlas despite the omissions, because it is still infinitely more detailed than Baker's work showing as it does individual platforms and tracks.
The other big omission for me is London Underground and other Metros, especially being that LU interfaces with Network rail at several locations, indeed with NwR trains running over LU infrastructure. This makes the omission to me a little arbitrary, perhaps less so isolated systems like the Glasgow Metro.
The author now has the unenviable task of trying to keep the work up-to-date, for which I wish him luck!