Written in Dutch this book offers essential reading on and viewing of one of the important aspects on rolling stock design: streamlining. Point of departure for the author – having started his career in aviation himself - is the four major benefits of aerodynamically well designed trains. These results are compared with similar developments in aviation and in the motor car industry. In 24 well illustrated chapters it becomes clear why streamlining has been a major stimulant for progress on the tracks already for more than a century.
Aerodynamica Rail – Ofwel waarom logge treinen kunnen ogen als de gesmeerde bliksem By Marcel Vleugels with 219 historical and contemporary photographs by more than 20 internationally renowned photographers. Graphic design by Piet Gerards and Maud van Rossum. Practical landscape format, softcover, includes extensive bibliography, 240 pages.