A revision of the classic text on railroad engineering, considered the ``bible'' of the field for three decades. Presents railroad engineering principles quantitatively but without excessive resort to mathematics, and applies these principles to day-by-day design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Relates practice to principles in an orderly, sequential pattern (subgrade, ballast, ties, rails). Applicable to both conventional railroads and rapid transit systems.
PART 1: PRINCIPLES OF LOCATION AND OPERATION.
The Railroad Industry.
The Nature of Railroad Traffic.
Revenues and Costs.
The Location Process.
Effects of Distance.
Grades and Curve Resistance.Acceleration and Deceleration.
Problems in Grades.
PART 2. PRINCIPLES OF MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION.
Subgrade Design and Construction.
Subgrade Construction Costs.
Subgrade Stability Problems.
Concrete and Other Artificial Ties.
Fastenings and Other Track Material.
Turnouts and Crossings.
Conduct of Work.
Railroad Right of Way.
Appendix A. Location Problem Example.
Appendix B. Problems for Study.
Series: Railroad Engineering : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 2nd June 1982
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.45 x 16.25
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised