Railroad Engineering / Edition 2

Railroad Engineering / Edition 2

by William W. Hay, Chris Hay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471364002

ISBN-13: 9780471364009

Pub. Date: 06/16/1982

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471364009
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/16/1982
Series:
Railroad Engineering Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
1.63(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: PRINCIPLES OF LOCATION AND OPERATION.

The Railroad Industry.

The Nature of Railroad Traffic.

Revenues and Costs.

The Location Process.

Effects of Distance.

Propulsive Resistance.

Motive Power.

Electrification.

Grades and Curve Resistance.Acceleration and Deceleration.

Velocity Profiles.

Problems in Grades.

Tonnage Ratings.

Location Procedure.

PART 2. PRINCIPLES OF MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION.

Track Analysis.

Subgrade Materials.

Subgrade Design and Construction.

Subgrade Construction Costs.

Subgrade Stability Problems.

Drainage.

Ballast.

Cross Ties.

Concrete and Other Artificial Ties.

Rail.

Fastenings and Other Track Material.

Track Geometry.

Turnouts and Crossings.

Track-Train Dynamics.

Conduct of Work.

Railroad Right of Way.

Appendix A. Location Problem Example.

Appendix B. Problems for Study.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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