Our publications


The Austrian Railway Group is proud of its range of books on various aspects of Austrian railways and tramways. They provide a unique English language resource for rail enthusiasts and visitors to Austria alike.

In each book we offer the reader our knowledge of a city, region, route or topic. This usually includes a brief local history, a chronological account of the evolution of rail services, details of the past and present line(s) and stock and a section for modellers.

The following titles are currently in our range of publications, please select a category or scroll down:

History & General

picture unavailable A Short History of the Railways of Austria
An overview of the development of Austria's rail system since 1810 with a line-by-line account, arranged by date of opening, outlining the history of railway routes throughout Austria
Edition 2.2 - 2011
100 pages
picture unavailable Heizlok and Dampfspender
A guide to heating locomotives that have been used on Austrian railways to pre-heat carriages
Edition 1.0 - 2010
49 pages

Railway Regions series

picture unavailable Railway Regions of Austria - K�rnten
Covers the history of the K�rnten region, the building of the railways and their subsequent operation. Also covers closed lines in the region
Edition 1.0 - 2017
picture unavailable Railway Regions of Austria - Vorarlberg
A history of railways in Vorarlberg, touching on the line through Liechtenstein and describing narrow-gauge railways in the region, also describes former lines in Vorarlberg
Edition 1.0 - 2008
64 pages

Railway Centres series

picture unavailable Rail Centres of Austria - Graz
This book introduces visitors to the city of Graz and its railways. For the benefit of those less interested in railways, we also include some tourist information and sources for additional materials.
Edition 1 - 2019
132 pages
picture unavailable Rail Centres of Austria - Innsbruck
A history of lines in and around Innsbruck, including tramways and light railways. Covers Zirl, Fulpmes, Steinach, Volders-Baumkirchen and Hochzirl
Edition 2 - 2013
132 pages
picture unavailable Rail Centres of Austria - Jenbach
A history and line guide to the unique Jenbach area, covering the Achenseebahn, the Zillertalbahn, the main 'Westbahn' line between Schwaz and Rattenberg and the forest railways north of Jenbach. Produced in cooperation with the Achenseebahn
Edition 2.1 - 2013
112 pages
picture unavailable Rail Centres of Austria - Linz
A brief history of the city and of the railways within the city boundaries. Also includes the lines to Aigen-Schl�gl, Pischling, Traun and Wels
Edition 2.1 - 2011
80 pages
picture unavailable Rail Centres of Austria - Salzburg
A brief history of Salzburg and its railways with line descriptions for current and closed routes within the city and for the SLB line to Lamprechtshausen
Edition 4 - 2016
68 pages
picture unavailable Rail Centres of Austria - The Steyrtalbahn
A history of the area and the Steyrtalbahn lines, plus the Steyrtal Museumbahn, with line descriptions and stock details. Produced in cooperation with �GEG
Edition 2017
132 pages
picture unavailable Rail Centres of Austria - Wien (Vienna)
A brief history of the capital city and of the evolution of railway and tramway routes and depots within the city limits
Edition 4 - 2017

Railway Lines series

picture unavailable Railway Routes of Austria - Assisted Traction Lines in Wien
A history of Vienna's rack railway.
Edition 1 - 2014
62 pages
picture unavailable Railway Routes in Austria - The Murtalbahn and The Taurachbahn
A line guide and history of the Murtalbahn and the Taurachbahn, providing a detailed guide to the lines and a more general 'tourists' description' of the surrounding area.
Edition 1.0 - 2015
picture unavailable The Pinzgauer Lokalbahn
A history and line guide to the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn, including stock list. Produced in cooperation with SLB.
Edition 4 - 2017
picture unavailable The Railways of Stern und Hafferl
A history of the company and lines owned, operated or built by Stern und Hafferl, including the Schafbergbahn. Also includes lines subsequently closed.
Edition 4 - 2014
166 pages


picture unavailable Austrian Model Railways - Trackplans
A variety of real Austrian railway station layouts so that modellers can find inspiration to build their own smallscale masterpiece.
Edition 1.0 - 2017
120 pages

How to order

Unfortunately the ARG are not accepting any online or mail orders for these publications currently.