Cover of Fortress Railways of the Baltic ShoresFortress Railways of the Baltic Shores
By Mehis Hulme
Published by Plateway Press
235x175mm, 80 pages, softcover.


A history of the 750mm gauge railways installed on the Estonia coast and on the offshore islands guarding the approaches to St. Petersburg, in the period 1907-1918. Little used in “military” service, many were later absorbed into the Estonian State Railways. The book also describes the 600mm gauge Feldbahn railways built by Berman occupying forces. Full details of locomotives from O&K, Krauss, Baldwin, Alco, Vulcan and others. 75 photographs, 14 maps, 18 drawings.

Review by Andrew Neale appeared in issue 121.