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Railroad Engineering, 2nd Edition

Railroad Engineering, 2nd Edition

William W. Hay

ISBN: 978-0-471-36400-9

Jun 1982

784 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$335.00

Description

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.

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.