The Wordsworth Railway Dictionary by Alan A. Jackson
From Abadan to Zero Point, this dictionary provides an accessible guide to the language and lore which have developed around railways since their invention in the early 19th century. It defines railway terms and includes proper names of trains, lines, companies, periodicals and manufacturers, as well as clarifying the profusion of abbreviations, acronyms and initials. The dictionary also interprets and explains many foreign words and phrases, and the slang and colloquialisms used by professional and amateurs alike. The text is enhanced by many explanatory drawings and diagrams.